The Clean Water Champion award will be presented to the Girl Scouts of the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys council on Thursday, April 11, at the Freshwater Society’s Ice OUT/Loon IN Party and FUNraiser.
On a Saturday morning last October, some 27,000 Girl Scouts, parents and adult volunteers worked to clean up and protect lakes, rivers and streams in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Related posts: For the Girl Scouts, it was an opportunity to put into practice some of what they have learned about fighting water pollution. For the lakes, rivers and streams, it was an opportunity to be spared a lot of phosphorus, nitrogen and soil that, otherwise, would have flowed into them from storm sewers across 49 counties. The Girl Scouts raked up and bagged 2 million pounds of leaves, soil and other debris from streets, parks and other public spaces. By keeping the leaves and other organic material out of storm sewers, the Girl Scouts helped fight …
More than 100 girls in Minnetonka and Excelsior will spend the day raking leaves and grass from storm drain surfaces and public areas, distributing door hangers in neighborhoods to raise awareness and marking storm drains with an “Only Rain Down the Storm
Monday, October 8, 2012
Girl Scouts around Lake Minnetonka will celebrate their final Girl Scout Centennial event by working together to improve the local watershed this Saturday, Oct. 13. Taking place in all 49 counties of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council, the 2012 Centennial Day of Service Take Action Project is designed to remove 20,000 pounds of phosphorus, prevent 10 million pounds of algae growth and save $6 million in clean-up costs through a one-day effort. More than 100 girls in Minnetonka and Excelsior will spend the day raking leaves and grass from storm drain surfaces and public areas, distributing door hangers in neighborhoods to raise awareness and marking storm drains with an “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain” message…