Atlanta group will unleash hungry goats to clear way for Beltline park

Goats will soon begin grazing a wooded area in southwest Atlanta to free it of invasive ivy and kudzu.

Trees Atlanta teamed up with local company Get Your Goat to clear part of the future Enota Park, a 12-acre area that's covered with much-needed mature hardwood trees, according to a press release.

The popular and environmentally sound method of removing kudzu has been used by local schools, including DeKalb's Chamblee Middle and Georgia Tech.

In November, Roswell used it at Old Mill Park. 

Beginning Monday, the 20 or so goats will focus on a small area between the current Enota Place Playlot and the Beltline’s under-construction Westside Trail.

People can visit the goats, which will be enclosed in an electric pet fence, during park hours over the approximately two weeks they’ll be on-site.

Or they can come to the Greet the Goats event hosted by Trees Atlanta on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.