Menlo Park, CA – As part of its annual program of fire prevention The City of Menlo Park is once again bringing the goats in to help. They provide a non-toxic alternative to the typical noisy, polluting mechanical equipment used for cutting down and removing tall weeds and grass.

“We’re happy that we can continue to provide this very popular program that many of the residents enjoy” says David Mooney, Parks and Trees Supervisor.

“Both residents of the city as well as many from neighboring areas call at this time of year wanting to know when the goats are scheduled to arrive. People enjoy coming out to see the goats each year as they remove brush and grass that has grown during the winter rains and make things safer during the fire season”.

Ecosystem Concepts Inc. who owns the goats will be bringing several hundred of these hungry weed-eaters to Sharon Hills Park beginning on April 29th where they will be cared for 24 hours a day by on site shepherds, herding dogs and a low voltage electric fence.

Mooney adds, “It is typical for this process to take about a week before the goats move off to their next location. We only request that if you come to see the goats that you follow the posted rules, and if you bring your dog(s) please keep them leashed”

Questions regarding this operation can be directed to David Mooney, Parks and Trees Supervisor by phoning Monday through Friday 7:30 to 4:00 in the maintenance offices at 650-330-6780.


701 Laurel Street – Menlo Park, CA 94025 Phone: (650) 330-6600 – Fax: (650) 328-7935


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