MONONA (WKOW) -- The Frostwoods Neighborhood in Monona came up with a unique plan to eliminate two invasive plants.
They brought in goats to eat two plants that are causing problems on Frost Island in Monona Bay. About 20 goats, a number of them babies, are staying on the island for about two weeks.
They're there to eat the buckthorn and honeysuckle plants. The invasive plants make it hard for the natural plants to grow. About 120 homes are part of the Frostwoods Neighborhood. The Monona Neighborhood Association owns the island and started this project.
Organizers say this is an environmentally friendly way to stop the invasive plant problem.
"It's a really good green option to remove the invasive plants without using any chemicals," said Rachelle Miller from the Monona Neighborhood Association. "It allows us to dig out the plants that are taking over."
Organizers say they have about one week left in the project. WATCH the video to meet "Twerp." He's one of the goats we met on the island.
The goats were provided by "The Green Goats." The goal of the company is to rent goat herds to clean invasive weeds and brush the natural way. Click here for more information.
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