The City of Medicine Hat is turning to a low-tech option for controlling a noxious weed.

The pilot program in Police Point Park is being used to control leafy splurge, a noxious weed in the area.

The 150 goats have been trained to eat the above ground portions of the weed and their digestive tracts destroy the seeds of the plant.

Signs will be placed in the area where the goats are grazing, asking the goats not be disturbed.

Hatter’s using the trails in the area are reminded that Police Point Park is an on-leash area.