The herd has finished their work for the 2017 season! They're resting up now at their winter home in Pittsburgh's Northside, and will be back at it in the spring of 2018. Read on below to learn a bit about the highlights of the herd's first season with Allegheny GoatScape!
Great Allegheny Passage, Homestead
The herd's last project of 2017 was a fun one! They worked to clear invasive plants between the Great Allegheny Passage trail and the Monongahela River in Homestead. The partner for this project was The Waterfront Association. Passersby on bike or foot enjoyed stopping to admire the herd and their work.
Brighton Heights Park
The herd spent time in Brighton Heights Park in September 2017, clearing up vines and Knotweed, thanks to so many wonderful donors through our ioby campaign earlier in the year. We are also grateful to Brighton Heights Citizens Federation, Friends of Riverview Park, and City of Pittsburgh Public Works for their support!
South Side Park
The herd began working in South Side Park in July of 2017 thanks to the Hilltop Alliance and Friends of South Side Park. Allegheny Conservation District generously provided a grant through their Conservation Leadership and Innovation Program (CLIP).
The herd worked their way through wild grape vines that are enveloping an area of the park known to neighbors as Jurassic Valley. On July 8th, close to a thousand people flocked to the park for Goat Fest in South Side Park, where they had a chance to see the goats in action, and meet the kids (baby goats) who are soon to join the herd.