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Beastly new gardening team for U.S. Congressional Cemetery

Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 00:42

Aug. 8 - 'Eco-Goats' clear invasive species on the grounds of the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., satisfying their hunger in the process. Tara Cleary reports.

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This lucky herd is about to dine at the best goat bistro in Washington. SOUNDBITE: Paul K. Williams, Historic Congressional Cemetery President, saying (English): "The goats are penned in an area about 1.6 acres, and we expect everything between seven feet (2.13 meters) and below to be consumed by the goats." Paul K. Williams, the U.S. Congressional Cemetery's president, says the Eco-Goats, as they're known, are helping the gravesite stay green by eliminating the use of toxic chemicals. SOUNDBITE: Paul K. Williams, Historic Congressional Cemetery President, saying (English): "We have a wooded area adjacent to the cemetery that is full of invasive species and we needed to clear those species out because they were killing our trees." The goats will feast on the vegetation for seven days - you can't bleat that!

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Beastly new gardening team for U.S. Congressional Cemetery

Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 00:42