Goats return to feast at Downers Grove Park District
Aug 1, 2017 5:11 PM - DOWNERS GROVE--For the fourth year, goats and sheep will graze natural areas maintained by the Downers Grove Park District. From August 1 to 19, a herd of 68 goats and sheep will assist with natural brush management over 5.8 acres at the Belmont Prairie Buffer located on Walnut Avenue and 1.2 acres at Patriots Park located at 55th Street and Grand Avenue in Downers Grove. The District has contracted this service with Vegetation Solutions, a Wisconsin-based green business focused on vegetation management through controlled grazing. Ben Robel, owner of Vegetation Solutions, has offered this natural grazing service to both rural and urban locations for over eight years. "Communities are intrigued by this unique method of natural area management. Everyone wants to see the goats at work."