Girl Scouts: 100 years of service
Girl Scouts gathered together Oct. 13 to clean up the local watershed. The Centennial Day of Service: 2012 Take Action Project was designed to remove 20,000 pounds of phosphorus, prevent 10 million pounds of algae growth and save $6 million in clean-up costs in one day. Troops across the 49 counties of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council participated in the event to work toward that goal. Among them were Champlin, Dayton, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center’s troops and their families. More than 100 area girl scouts spent the morning raking leaves and grass from storm drain surfaces and public areas. Additionally, some distributed door hangers in neighborhoods to raise awareness and marked storm drains with an “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain” message. Clean up events took place at local areas such as Mississippi Point Park, Coon Rapids Regional Dam, Elm Creek Park Reserve and others.