Augusta goat deployment delayed till Monday

 

Augusta’s deployment of six goats to maintain vegetation at an area detention pond is on hold until Monday while the goats undergo veterinary care and the city builds a second shelter for them at the pilot site.

“We never intended to leave them out through the weekend, so it just didn’t make sense to get them out there this afternoon, only to bring them back tomorrow,” Interim Deputy Administrator Steve Cassell said Thursday.

The pilot program, modeled on other cities, aspires to use goats as a cost-effective way to keep vegetation down at Augusta’s nearly 700 detention ponds. Starting with six goats, the city hopes to determine how fast they work and later expand the program to additional areas.

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