Community Cleanup for Water Quality

2013 Community Cleanup Patch

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. Troops are invited to organize cleanups […]

Gold Award Project Builds Rain Garden Awareness

Michelle and volunteers stand behind completed rain garden.

Last summer, Girl Scout Michelle Smeaton built a 300-square-foot rain garden in Brooklyn Park. She installed it on public land because she wanted to educate her community about rain gardens and preventing water pollution. Located adjacent to a parking lot in River Park near the Mississippi River, the garden takes rainwater runoff from the parking lot and hard […]