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Ventura Brush Goats Aid Fire Prevention

A group of Chevy Chase Estates Association residents living along Buckingham Road recently organized a brush-clearing effort led by goats provided by Ventura Brush Goats to clean up the hillsides around their properties to promote fire prevention.

“The goats, all 277 of them, arrived at our property [on June 21] in two double-decker trailers,” neighbor Leticia Gonzalez said. “They ate their way through our hillsides, day and night for five days.”

Photo courtesy Ken Batchelor / Leticia Gonzalez cozies up to one of the 277 goats that helped clear brush along Buckingham Road.

Seeing the efficient clearing of city-owned properties by goats over the past few years inspired these neighbors to take advantage of the resource themselves.

With the help of members from the Glendale Fire Department, the residents bid farewell to the goats on June 26.

“The overall experience was so positive, and it excited the entire neighborhood,” said another neighbor, Ken Batchelor. “Maybe our efforts will spur others to do the same when the opportunity arises.”

Photo courtesy Ken Batchelor / A group of Chevy Chase Estates Association residents — Mahtab Haghpanah, Dariush Firoozabadi, Leticia Gonzalez, Shaheen and Mohammad Haghpanah, and Evan and Yun Ki Noh — organized a brush-clearing effort in their neighborhood working alongside Ventura Brush Goats and the Glendale Fire Department.

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