Four-Legged Landscapers Will Return To Pittsburgh Parks

City Council Extends Goat Grazing Agreement

Jennifer Bloodworth
March 29, 2018 - 4:51 pm
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The newest landscaping contract with the City of Pittsburgh goes to... goats!

City Council unanimously approved a five-year contract Tuesday with the nonprofit Allegheny GoatScape, formerly Steel City Grazers, to maintain overgrowth on city property.

The ten goats and their donkey defender are more eco-friendly than machinery, and can work in places human crews can't. They eat all day and night – even poison ivy!

Allegheny GoatScape installs temporary fences and shelters in the area to be cleared before letting the herd get to work.  

The hungry herd has already cleared properties for the city such as parts of South Side Park, the Great Allegheny Passage, and Riverview Park.

The group was seen wandering around Brighton Heights last year after wandering through a hole in their fence created by a deer. Hobo the donkey accompanied them.

Reuben, Ozark, Angel Face, Twinsie, Kama, Cowboy, Wimpy, Favourite, Butter Bailey, and Baby should start grazing in April.