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Story Time to Highlight Environmental Impacts of Goats

Post Date:07/12/2019 9:29 AM
Leesburg, VA (July 12, 2019) – Mary Bowen, owner of Prosperity Acres, LLC, in Sunderland, MD, and author of the blog “Browsing Green Goats” will hold a free story time at Raflo Park on Saturday, July 20.

Bowen was awarded a contract, back in June, for vegetation management using goats along two selected stream channels within the corporate limits of Town. 

Due to the project’s popularity, Bowen will read, “Nadia the Wonder Goat”a story told from a goat’s perspective. Bowen will also discuss the environmental impacts that goats have on the environment while allowing families to meet a few of her furry friends, in person. 

“Its important for people to know that using goats is a safe alternative to cleaning up the environment from invasive vegetation,” Bowen said. “The goats eat the vegetation, their digestive system chews it up, and they pass vital nutrients for the environment in their manure.

“Our waterways must be protected and the goats don’t harm the waterways being on a job a short period of time. That is why it is called targeted grazing.”

The free story time event will begin at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://browsinggreengoats.com.

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781

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