Girl Scouts’ Centennial Day of Service creates lasting impact in Isanti County

On Oct. 13, in the cities of Braham and Grasston, and the townships of Stanchfield and Brunswick, Girls Scouts will celebrate their final Girl Scout Centennial event by working together to improve the local watershed.

Taking place in all 49 counties of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council, the Centennial Day of Service: 2012 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.

One hundred girls and their families in Braham, Grasston, Stanchfield and Brunswick 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.

Every year, thousands of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa waterways are polluted with runoff and other contaminants. In partnership with the Freshwater Society and with support from 3M, River Valleys’ Centennial Day of Service honors Girt Scouts’ longstanding tradition of service and gives back to communities that have embraced Girl Scout troops for decades.

Braham Area Girl Scouts will gather in each of the towns listed above to do what they can and end at area lakes cleaning the water’s edge with the help of Kanabec County Soil & Water Conservationist.

To team more about the Centennial Day of Service: 2012 Take Action Project, visit GSRV100.org.

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