Rain Gardens: A Top Priority for Girl Scouts of the USA in 2012

Time to start 2012 off right! Last month the Girl Scouts of the USA announced its 100th Anniversary Take Action Project Girl Scouts Forever Green, which includes projects focused on waste reduction, energy conservation and rain gardens.

Rain gardens improve water quality by infiltrating and reducing water-born pollutants running into streams, rivers, and other water supplies. They also increase green spaces and wildlife habitats.

American Rivers has been working with the Girl Scouts of the USA at the local level in Northwest Ohio for several years.

We are excited about this new project and will work with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to educate local troops on the benefits of installing rain gardens and help them find areas appropriate for rain garden projects in their communities.