Goats provide clean-up work along Thea Foss Waterway

Foss Waterway Development Authority has hired Rent-A-Ruminant to bring a herd of approximately 60 goats to perform vegetation management services on several sites along Dock Street.

The herd arrived mid-morning Wednesday and is expected to remain until mid-afternoon on Friday. The herd will be working at three locations: Municipal Dock (1025 Dock Street), Site 8 (1123 Dock Street), and Central Park (1147 Dock Street).

The public is welcome to observe the herd while it does its work. However, visitors should be aware that an electrified fence will be installed on or around the work areas, all individuals must remain outside of the goat enclosures, and feeding the goats is not permitted. A goat herder will be on the premises 24 hours per day and police and security patrols will monitor the area.