The Marist School is bringing in a flock of sheep to help clear part of the campus of unwanted plants.

The sheep were

The Chastain Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta brought about 100 sheep to the Buckhead park to clear unwanted plants in 2012.

the idea of an 11th and 12th grade environmental science class, the school said in a press release. The sheep were to arrive May 4 and remain on the campus through the end of the week.

Approximately 50 sheep will be delivered to Marist along with three herding dogs, the school said. The sheep will be retained within an electrified enclosure, the school said.

The community is invited to meet the sheep on Wednesday, May 6, from 9:30a.m. until 10:30 a.m., the school said. Marist School is located at 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE in Brookhaven.

To find the sheep: upon entering Marist’s campus, take a right past the soccer fields and cross the bridge. The sheep will be on the left behind the sand volleyball courts, Marist said.

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