Join your sister Girl Scouts for the 2013 Community Cleanup for Water Quality. With the generous support from 3M and consultation from expert partners such as the Freshwater Society and Friends of the Minnesota Valleys, River Valleys will be continuing the success of last year’s Centennial Day of Service.
Everyone is Invited + Encouraged to Participate
Troops are invited to organize cleanups in their communities between October 15 and November 15. Be sure to register your cleanup two weeks prior to receive your door hangers and participation patches.
Report Your Cleanup – You Could Win!
Troops, report your cleanup activity by November 20, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Girl Scouts River Valleys’ shops.
Complete the Water Quality Troop Activities for Your Program Grade Level
Community Cleanup for Water Quality is more than just cleaning up leaves. It’s an opportunity to learn the importance of water quality, to protect and restore local water resources, and to raise community awareness. If your troop is not already working on water quality activities, don’t delay.
- Daisy Activity Plan
- Brownie Activity Plan
- Junior Activity Plan
- Cadette Activity Plan
- Senior + Ambassador Activity Plan
Leaves + Water = Algae = Dead Fish
Leaves, grass and pet waste release phosphorous into our lakes and rivers, which feeds algae. When this kind of organic debris isn’t bagged and properly composted, it runs through storm drains and directly into our waterways, turning clear water green. This depletes the oxygen in the water and makes it hard for fish and other wildlife to survive.
Plan for your troop to help clean up your community and do their part to improve water quality.