Goats returning to Knoxville to eat kudzu, invasive weeds

Goats returning to Knoxville to eat kudzu, invasive weeds

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Residents in the area said the kudzu is out of control in their backyards. Residents in the area said the kudzu is out of control in their backyards.
"I've been worried about snakes, rats, cats, dogs, whatever you might find," said Alishia Smith, who lives near the Williams Creek Urban Forest. "I've been worried about snakes, rats, cats, dogs, whatever you might find," said Alishia Smith, who lives near the Williams Creek Urban Forest.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Goats are returning to Knoxville Wednesday for a very special job. They will be eating kudzu and other invasive weeds.

Goats were used for the same purpose in July 2010 in the Williams Creek Urban Forest.

The goats are part of a three-year plan to restore the forest. This year they will stay through October.

Residents in the area said the kudzu is out of control in their backyards and they are happy something is being done to combat it.

"It's been here for over 50 years. We've always wondered what they were going to do or how they were going to try to get rid of all of that over there. Because I've been worried about snakes, rats, cats, dogs, whatever you might find," said Alishia Smith, who lives near the Williams Creek Urban Forest.

Tennessee Clean Water Network, WhistlePig Farms and the City of Knoxville are working together to fix the kudzu problem.

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