Goats are being used to clear invasive plants at 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna. Mulberry Lane Farm photo
Goats are being used to clear invasive plants at 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna. Mulberry Lane Farm photo

KAUKAUNA — The weed-eating goats have returned to 1000 Islands Environmental Center and visitors can stop out to see them in action between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. until Oct. 8, 2021.

The voracious goats, on loan from Mulberry Lane Farms. help get rid of invasive plants like buckthorn and other invasive plants in an environmentally friendly way, according to the center.

There still are openings to be a volunteer Goat Watcher while the goats on are site.

A shift is only 1 1/2 hours long and includes a great opportunity to observe and interact with the goats as well as help 1000 Islands manage the Conservancy Zone.

Visit the sign-up genius link for more information and to secure your volunteer slot. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4fa9a82aaafd0-fall4

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.