02/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Goatscaping: Arizona Hires Goats To Clear Brush

Mesa, Arizona has decided that rather than whip out the weedwhackers and chainsaws, they're going to employ goats to do their thing and clear out 30 acres of brush around a wastewater treatment plant.

From Mesa Arizona's government website:

The Utilities Department has approved a contract with Arizona Herdsman Eco Goats to clear the slopes of the water retention ponds for the next six months. On Jan. 5, the first ten of 80 goats were brought to their new grazing sight.

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