June 5, 2013 (Lemon Grove)--Two hundred goats are munching away in Lemon Grove, clearing about an acre of dry brush a day.
The City of Lemon Grove, along with its fire department, Heartland Fire & Rescue, has brought in the four footed brush-clearing team to create defensible space that helps firefighters protect homes from wildfire.
The goats are at work near Central Ave and Liberty Charter High School, and may be visible to motorists along State Route 125.
The company being used for this project is Environmental Land Management (ELM), the same company that created the defensible space in El Cajon.
This is the third year that the City of Lemon Grove is using the goats. ELM began setting up last Friday afternoon, and will continue the work for the next three weeks under the direction of ELM Operations Manager Johnny Gonzales.