Weed Control by Goats
This summer, the City of Regina has started using goats to help manage noxious weeds. Residents may notice goats in the storm channel between Pasqua Street and 25th Avenue beginning Tuesday, August 8, 2023.
“The City of Regina is pleased to pilot this innovative, chemical-free solution to noxious weeds,” says Janet Aird, Acting Director of Waste, Water & Environment. “While this is new to us as an organization, it won’t be new to residents, who may have seen goats helping manage weeds at Wascana Park.”
Goats can also be used in locations that are not easily accessible by equipment that could deliver a chemical weed solution. No Kidding Weed Management will be bringing goats to help manage leafy spurge, a plant that is harmful to other livestock/animals, but that goats can safely and happily eat.
The goats will be in a temporary fenced area while working on this project and they’re accompanied by a skilled handler and trained dogs. Residents are reminded to “look but don’t touch” and allow the handlers and goats to do their jobs.
Please visit the provincial website for more information on noxious weeds.