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New Watergoat installed at St. Pete Pier

Tampa Bay Watch has partnered with Keep Pinellas Beautiful in a collaborative effort to remove and reduce marine debris in Tampa Bay by installing a new Watergoat at the St. Pete Pier!

Watergoats are placed around stormwater outfalls to help capture litter before it’s carried further into our waterways. The trapped debris is scooped up by staff and volunteers to be properly disposed of while collecting valuable marine debris data.

A big thank you to Keep Pinellas Beautiful, the St. Peter Pier, Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Foundation, Inc., Watergoat staff, and the City of St. Petersburg for their commitment to helping combat marine debris here in Tampa Bay!

Check out the new Watergoat on your way to visit the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center.