Greedy Goats return to Wilson Park to clear honeysuckle and other invasive plants


The Greedy Goats of NWA are scheduled to return to Fayetteville’s Wilson Park this week to help clear invasive species from the area.

The goats will eat the honeysuckle, privet, and other invasive vegetation from the south side of the park from Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 21.

The community is invited to watch the animals at work. A temporary electric fence will be erected to help safely contain the animals, while their owners watch over the work. The fence will display cautionary signage and be surrounded by a secondary orange construction fence as an additional safety buffer, according to a city news release.

The Parks and Recreation Department’s partnership with Greedy Goats is one of several projects to emerge after the city’s invasive species ordinance was adopted in 2015.

For more information on the project, contact Kristina Jones at the Parks and Recreation Department, at 479-444-3467.