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USCalifornia town launches 'Goat Fund Me' to prevent wildfires

01:30  13 january  2019
01:30  13 january  2019 Source:   kcra.com

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Spooked by massive wildfires , a California city launches a crowdfunding campaign to hire goats to clear brush at the edges of town . To Prevent Fires , One California Town Says ' Goat Fund Me '. To Prevent Fires , One California Town Says ' Goat Fund Me '. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland

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The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a Northern California town to launch a "Goat Fund Me" campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brushes.

Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising $30,000 for the project. The campaign explains that because it takes time to secure grant funding, the town needs money now to hire local goat ranchers because they're only available this winter.

City officials say the ranchers have already rented out their herds to other municipalities the rest of the year.

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NEVADA CITY, CALIF.—The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “ Goat Fund Me ” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising

The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “ Goat Fund Me ” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising ,000 for the

Vice Mayor Reinette Senum told The Los Angeles Times the town's 450 acres of greenbelt makes it especially vulnerable to fires. She says "if we don't help ourselves, no one else is going to step up."

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