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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 '. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images.

California has been ravaged by brutal, ever-worsening wildfires in recent years, with death tolls Less than 70 miles away lies the town of Paradise, scene of some “I realized money was an issue,” Nevada City vice mayor Reinette Senum, who launched the ‘ Goat Fund Me ’ campaign, told Wired.

California town launches 'Goat Fund Me' to prevent wildfires© KCRA file

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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The farm animals could be used for wildfire prevention in one Northern California town , as they munch away flammable, overgrown brush. Vice Mayor Reinette Senum has launched a crowdsourcing campaign called “ Goat Fund Me ,” hoping the online fundraising efforts will garner

A campaign called " Goat Fund Me " has gotten attention — and donations — for Nevada City, Calif.'s, efforts to hire an animal crew to eat the In tiny Nevada City, a Gold Rush town in Northern California touting a population of 3,100, folks are big on a novel idea to fight the increasing threat of wildfires

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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