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Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomes back 'Goats at Greater Allegheny' program

Goatscaping is an effective, eco-friendly way to manage vegetation

Credit: Zachary Rosen / Penn StateCreative Commons

MCKEESPORT, Pa. – Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomes back “Starstruck,” “Born This Way,” “Poker Face,” “Gypsy,” “Baad Romance,” “Applause,” “Edge of Glory,” “Judas” and “Love Game,” the goats who helped remove brush in difficult areas on the McKeesport-based campus in the fall of last year. 

The goats – who are named after Lady Gaga songs – returned to campus on Tuesday, May 7, and are located on the hillside along the campus’ crooked kilometer walking path.

Penn State Greater Allegheny's hillside and the campus’ crooked kilometer walking path. Credit: Zachary Rosen / Penn StateCreative Commons

The return of the GAGA program signifies Greater Allegheny’s continuing commitment to regional sustainability efforts. Goatscaping is an effective, eco-friendly way to manage vegetation. It uses no herbicides, leaves no waste and naturally fertilizes the soil.  

The goats will be stationed on campus until the end of May and return in August.

For more information about the GAGA program, visit www.greaterallegheny.psu.edu/GAGA.

 

 

Last Updated May 08, 2019