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Goats Are Coming to Snack on a Manhattan Park This Summer

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    • Starting May 21, a herd of hungry goats will bring their special talents to a weedy section of Riverside Park.

    • They will get to munch on a feast of poison ivy, wineberries, and other aggressive greens.

    • The lucky goats will return to their local farm after August 30.

    After this summer, Riverside Park will be as goat as new.

    Starting May 21, a herd of hungry goats will bring their special talents to a weedy section of Riverside Park on the Upper West Side.

    In a project the Riverside Park Conservancy is calling “Goatham,” the goats will be unleashed in a fenced-in, two-acre area between 119th to 125th streets to help clear up a hard-to-access area filled with invasive plants.They will get to munch on a feast of poison ivy, wineberries, and other aggressive greens.

    “Since goats are naturally effective weed whackers, putting [them] to work in Goatham is like treating them to an all-you-can-eat buffet,” said the Riverside Park Conservancy site. “It’s hearty for the goats and good for the environment.”

    The lucky goats will return to their local farm after August 30.

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