Centennial Day of Service
We Did It!
On October 13, 2012, over 25,000 River Valleys’ Girl Scouts gave a total of 62,500 service hours to protect our local waterways from excessive and harmful algae growth.
A special thank you to the volunteer coordinators, who donated more than 20,000 hours over the course of 12 months.
2012 Take Action Project
Leaves + water = algae = dead fish
Girl Scouts took action by:
- Raking thousands of bags of leaves and debris, which kept phosphorus from entering lakes and streams
- Marking storm drains throughout our council with messages about keeping drains clear of pollutants like grass and leaves
- Distributing 50,000 educational door hangers to their community members
These actions keep our water safe and clean by preventing 10 million pounds of algae growth.
Centennial Day of Service Pictures
Visit our Flickr page to see all of our pictures from volunteers and photographers.