Have Your Heard About The Watergoat?

The Watergoat

Have you heard about the Watergoat? Is it a new surfing expression, meme or logo? The term certainly creates a strong visual picture. come to find out its better than all of these. Our local newspaper, News- Journal touted its benefits in a recent article. The Watergoat is a simple relatively inexpensive device that collects waterway trash before it gets away was developed by Mark Maksimowicz.

A follow up article by guest columnist, Donna Craig, in the Sunday’s Community Voice section, elaborated on the device and the efforts of Dream Green Volusia, a grassroots Florida nonprofit group that works on environmental issues throughout Volusia County.

Their objective is “to promote the mindset of taking pride in the community and reducing litter.”

Dream Green partnered with Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation to secure grant money for Watergoats in Holly Hill, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.

The Watergoat effort is only one of several endeavors, adopt a drain, painting murals and trash cans are more.

Donna Craig, the director of Dream Green, suggests emailing her (dreamgreenvolusia@gmail.com), phoning (386-212-7721, or visiting DreamGreenVolusia.com to learn more.

Now, have you heard about “goat scaping”?

This time the goats are real.  

. . . just saying

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