Goats return to Issaquah Highlands

June 8, 2010

Goats will arrive June 12 to landscape the Issaquah Highlands.

On the heels — or hooves, rather — of a successful goat landscaping effort last summer, the Issaquah Highlands Community Association rented ruminant landscapers again. Check the highlands website for more information.

Herds from Vashon Island and Eastern Washington chomped across highlands hillsides last summer. The goats ate Himalayan blackberry and other invasive plants, and kept grass in check.

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Goats arrive to landscape the highlands

July 14, 2009

Herds of rented goats began arriving in the Issaquah Highlands last week to landscape hard-to-reach areas. At right, a map shows the locations where the goats will graze. By Warren Kagarise

Herds of rented goats began arriving in the Issaquah Highlands last week to landscape hard-to-reach areas. At right, a map shows the locations where the goats will graze. By Warren Kagarise

Issaquah Highlands’ backyards will resemble barnyards for the next few weeks as goats landscape vacant land.

About 120 rented goats set to work July 6 on about a half-acre along 24th Avenue Northeast. Goats are nibbling high grass and invasive species, such as Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom.

The first herd — from Rent-a-Ruminant, of Vashon Island — chomped across TV screens and YouTube in a lighthearted spot about goat landscapers for PEMCO Insurance.

Watch the four-legged landscapers work from three locations: South Pond, where goats will work on the hillside between the pond and homes on 24th Avenue Northeast; 1499 24th Ave. N.E., where a trailhead meets homes located above South Pond; and two trails that cross a large tract where goats began working July 11. Access points for the trails are at 30th Avenue Northeast at the west end of Harrison Street, or from 28th Avenue Northeast at Julep Street. Read more

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Goats arrive to landscape Issaquah Highlands hillsides

July 7, 2009

UPDATED — 5:30 p.m. July 7, 2009

Issaquah Highlands backyards will resemble barnyards for the next few weeks as goats landscape vacant land.

About 120 rented goats set to work yesterday on about a half-acre along 24th Avenue Northeast. Goats nibble high grass and invasive species, such as Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom.

The first herd — from Rent-a-Ruminant, of Vashon Island — nibbled across TV screens and YouTube in a lighthearted spot for PEMCO Insurance about goat landscapers.

Goat Landscaping In Highlands / July 7, 2009

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Goat landscapers in the Issaquah Highlands / July 7, 2009

July 7, 2009

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