May 14, 2018, by David Sepulveda- "A second New Haven “Goatville neighborhood” was opened Saturday in Edgewood Park during Westville’s 21st annual Artwalk festival. But this “neighborhood,” a wooded and overgrown corner of the park, has real, live goats that will be performing special community service for several years to come. The introduction Saturday of a small herd of dairy goats, dispatched by Friends of Edgewood Park, the Greater New Haven Green Fund and Green Goats to help eliminate invasive plant species like Japanese knotweed and poison ivy, was one of the attractions featured during a busy festival weekend that seemed to shrug off meteorological threats of heavy rain. The weather brought out throngs of festivalgoers for Friday’s sunny opener, but also respectable numbers of visitors during Saturday’s festival, marked by intermittent rain and overcast skies. Festival organizers and volunteers have come to expect and accept some rain as part of the tradition of the 21-year-old festival and coped nimbly, using alternative event sites, some schedule changes and lots of tents. A special, hand-screened, Artwalk 21 T-shirt printing event that allowed the public its choice of designs created by Westville artists was moved up from Saturday’s schedule to Friday evening..."
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