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New York, NY - City Leases Goats to Battle Invasive Weed

Published on: June 22, 2012 04:33 PM
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AP File PhotoNew York, NY - The New York City Parks Department has 20 new weapons in its battle against a weed that’s choking the Staten Island shoreline.

Mozart, Beethoven, Haydyn and Van Goat are among the floppy-eared foes of the invasive weed called phragmites (frag-MY’-teez).

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/NZxMB6 ) says the goat mowing is clearing the way for wetlands restoration. It’s part of the development of Freshkills Park, which won’t officially open for two or three years.

The city is leasing the goats for six weeks from a farmer in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

 

 



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 Jun 22, 2012 at 04:57 PM yaakov doe Says:

The most invasive weed in NYC is what's being smoked on our streets with impunity.

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 Jun 23, 2012 at 09:39 PM Anonymous Says:

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yaakov doe Says:

The most invasive weed in NYC is what's being smoked on our streets with impunity.

You don't know what you are talking about....these phragmite weeds smell terrible and don't contain any chemicals they would make them worth smoking. No one in their right mind would smoke this stuff.

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 Jun 24, 2012 at 01:58 AM FinVeeNemtMenSeichel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You don't know what you are talking about....these phragmite weeds smell terrible and don't contain any chemicals they would make them worth smoking. No one in their right mind would smoke this stuff.

I urge you to reread the comment. Let's see if you can figure out what #1 is saying (hint: he's not saying that people are smoking phragmites).

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