by Kimberly RossOn Saturday, April 30, Kimberly Ross, Madison Kilpatrick, and Savannah Hill of Girl Scout Troop 163 organized a clean-up of Soapstone Valley.
Cleaning up our parks is important to them because it will prevent trash from getting into the creek and then flowing to the Potomac River and then ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay.
Kimberly made a presentation about the clean up at the ANC 3F meeting on April 19. Flyers, designed by Savannah, were distributed during the meeting. On the day of the event, Madison welcomed the volunteers and reviewed safety tips. Twenty volunteers helped collect over 28 bags of trash and recyclables. The most interesting item collected was an arrow.
This cleanup effort is part of a much larger project for these girls. They each have spent over 50 hours learning about how to protect our environment and putting what they learned into action. They are each going for the Girl Scout Silver Award, one of the highest honors a Girl Scout can achieve.