Goat Grazing Tours

Cottage Grove Ravine GoatsGoats are back again this year to assist with vegetation management at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and Lake Elmo Park Reserve!

Join Parks staff and Diversity Landworks for a field tour to learn more about how goats are being used to target garlic mustard and common buckthorn and to support oak savanna restoration efforts at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park on July 31 and August 1. Join Parks staff and Goat Dispatch on August 11 and 12 to learn more about how goats are being used to tackle common buckthorn and honeysuckle resprouts at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

The Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park restoration project is made possible through a partnership with South Washington Watershed District (SWWD).The goats are provided by Diversity Landworks LLC and are targeting Garlic mustard from May through July 1, and common buckthorn between July 20 and Sept. 1.

The Lake Elmo Park Reserve oak savanna restoration project is funded by the Metropolitan Conservation Partners Legacy Grant and cropland leases. The goats are provided by Goat Dispatch LLC and will be in the park through September 15 and again for a winter dormant graze.

Maximum of 23 people per tour. Registration is required.
Washington County Parks vehicle permit is required ($7/daily or $30/annual).
Participants are asked to wear face masks.
Minors must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Date:Time:Description:Additional Information:Reservations:
07/31/20209:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Goat Grazing TourMeet at the Playground AreaReserve Now
08/01/20204:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Goat Grazing TourMeet at the Playground AreaReserve Now
08/11/20209:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Lake Elmo Park Reserve Goat Grazing TourMeet at the Eagle Point TrailheadReserve Now
8/12/20206:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Lake Elmo Park Reserve Goat Grazing TourMeet at the Eagle Point TrailheadReserve Now