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Port hires sheep to manage vegetation at Renard Island

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June 3, 2024

GREEN BAY – The Port of Green Bay recently awarded a contract to Wooly Green Grazers of Appleton for vegetation management at Renard Island. 

Throughout the growing season, three groups of sheep will graze the island, with groups moved to a new area every day or two.

It will take an estimated 35 days to graze the whole island. 

After the first round of grazing is complete, the sheep will begin again.

Mark Walter, business development manager for the Port of Green Bay, said the pilot project is a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly maintenance method.

“We’re looking forward to the added benefits of invasive species control and soil fertilization,” he said. 

Since Renard Island is not currently open to the public, measures will be put in place to secure and monitor the sheep. 

The public is strongly urged, for their safety and the safety of the sheep, to abide by the posted “No Trespassing” sign. 

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