In 2017 the Allegheny GoatScape herd spent 154 days on 15 projects across the region. See the highlights of their work below. Though there's currently a waiting list for the goats for the 2018 season, you can still tell us about your dream project here.
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.