Goat Reservoir

Updated: 7/30/2020
Goat Reservoir

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  • What do goats have to do with water quality?Invasive species can take nutrients and sunshine from seedling trees.
  • Replacements for mature trees are needed to help retain topsoil and slow sediment from the heavy rains that can muddy the waters of the Beaver Run Reservoir.
  • The more mature trees, the cleaner the water.
  • Using the goats is better long term than herbicides since the runoff can appear in rivers. Goat droppings are enriching the soil instead of gaining nutrition for themselves. It’s a win-win situation, and the effect will be studied over time..