Edgewater, FL – A local non-profit, along with the city of Edgewater, are partnering for a river clean up at Veterans Memorial Park tomorrow. Kelli McGee, Executive Director of the Riverside Conservancy, said they will be clearing a debris collection system called the WaterGoat on Saturday evening. The system is located in a canal adjacent to the park.
McGee explains that the WaterGoat is a net and buoy system designed to capture any floating debris in the surface canals. This stops most of the debris from ending up in the Indian River Lagoon. What will take place tomorrow is the collection and cataloging of the debris captured by the WaterGoat. McGee said that information is entered into the BigWater Rescue database in order to keep track of the poundage collected across the United States.
The cleanups are scheduled to take place monthly so if you can’t make it tomorrow, you’ll get another chance. If you’d like to take part in the cleanup, McGee said you should bring gloves, trash pickers, trash bags and plenty of water to stay hydrated. She said the cleanup is something that neighbors, local businesses and government officials can do together.
The WaterGoat Cleanup takes place tomorrow (July 13) at Veterans Memorial Park in Edgewater from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. You can find out more about the WaterGoat, BigWater Rescue and the Riverside Conservancy by clicking these links.