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Grazing goats to be present at Memorial Park
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Residents may notice something out of the ordinary at Memorial Park this month. The City is partnering with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to bring in goats to combat invasive plants that grow at the park.
Between 50 and 75 goats will be brought to the oak savanna at Memorial Park to graze for approximately 2 weeks. These goats will help manage buckthorn and other invasive plants. Additionally, a native seed mix will be planted and the movement of the goats from day to day will naturally aerate and work the seed into the soil. Portions of the park will be fenced off during this process, which will prevent the goats from escaping. The city and SMSC ask that residents do not try to feed or to pet the goats.