Don’t be surprised if you see goats, llamas, and sheep eating grass and invasive weeds in and around several City surface water facilities over the next several weeks.
The city is working with an outside contractor who is responsible for the care and well being of the animals. A shepherd will be onsite full time for larger sites and part time in fully fenced smaller areas.
This pilot project will test the feasibility and quality of using animals for vegetation management in some areas within the city. Using goats and similar animals allows for a lower environmental impact while keeping costs under control.
If you have questions, concerns or feedback, please contact Senior Engineering Technician Eric Gilmore at 206-801-2454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: City of Shoreline