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Community members and contracted goats participate in the city government's WERK Week

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kam McCormick, a resident of Villebois, loads bark dust in a wheelbarrow to be spread at Sofia Park.

Along with a crew of goats, Wilsonville community members did their part to improve local parks during WERK Week last week. In that time, volunteers removed invasive species and hauled barkdust at Boones Ferry Park, Murase Plaza, River Rox Park, Memorial Park, Sofia Park and Palermo Park. Then, on Saturday, community members had the chance to pet goats from WestSide Goat Girl, which the city contracted with to remove invasive blackberry bushes. The city's Parks and Recreation website states that employing the goats "eliminates the need to use loud machinery and pesticides and aligns with the City's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan." PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Volunteers spread bark dust at Sofia Park Friday, April 23, as part of WERK Week.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF WILSONVILLE  - Anna pets one of the goats with WestSide Goat Girl. COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF WILSONVILLE  - The Wilsonville city government contracted with WestSide Goat Girl for invasive blackbery removal and held an event allowing local residents to pet the goats Saturday, April 24.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Nancy Andersen, foreground, and Wren Duffy, both residents of Villebois, pick up limbs at Sofia Park.


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