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Julie Larsen-Maher

Prospect Park Goats

This spring and summer, a herd of goats were hard at work in Prospect Park as part of the Prospect Park Alliance's woodland restoration efforts. 

Throughout the Park, storms like Hurricane Sandy have felled or damaged over 500 trees, enabling invasive plants to thrive and further harm the natural ecosystem. In the Park's Northeast Perimeter, where over 50 trees were damaged or destoyed, goats will be working alongside Prospect Park Alliance staff to restore the woodlands. The goats will eat these invasive weeds so that the Alliance can plant new native trees and plants next spring to beautify the landscape and bolster natural habitat for birds, and ensure the Park is more resilient against future storms. 

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Funding provided by the National Parks Service, and administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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