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A Herd of Sheep is Coming to Chastain Park

June 6, 2012

On Friday June 8, 100 sheep will be welcomed into Chastain Park as a part of a “weed eating” initiative being put on by the Chastain Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta.  The goal is to help get rid of the kudzu that is overtaking the park and strangling the trees.  The herd of sheep can tackle an acre of kudzu in about 5 days, so they are expected to remain in the park for about 2 weeks.  They will be maintained by a human shepard and a sheep dog.

The Chastain Park Conservancy is having a meet and greet with the sheep on Friday morning from 9-10am at the Conservancy Headquarters located at 4001 Powers Ferry Rd.  Here are more details from the CPC on the event: At the breakfast you will have the opportunity to meet the sheep in person, see them in action and enjoy refreshments provided by the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. You can also assist the CPC with the effort by adopting a sheep as they help eliminate weeds and kudzu at your Park! So join us on June 8th! Please RSVP to Amanda Hailey at amanda@chastainparkconservancy.org.

Here is the news story done by WSBTV.

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