What do you get when you mix one part Girl Scouts and parents with two parts composts, local trees and Bioswales? Approximately 3,100 square feet of green space stewarded with 18 cubic feet of compost sifted, 18 local trees managed and 30 lbs of trash removed from Bioswales! On Sunday, September 14, The Girl Scouts of Greater New York worked alongside our GCC team to beautify the area while developing an understanding for the Gowanus Canal.

Girl Scouts and their families participated in various activities such as Bioswale and Street Tree Stewardships as well as Compost Turning and Sifting. This also provided an opportunity for our guests to learn new tools such as pitchforks, trowels and pruners. Girl Scouts earned their “Go Green, It’s Clean” environmental awareness badge at the end of the day’s work. Well done, ladies!

Girl Scouts using pitchforks and wheelbarrows to collect the compost for sifting.

Girl Scouts using pitchforks and wheelbarrows to collect the compost for sifting.

Girl Scouts sifting the compost with GCC Staff Member Christine.

Girl Scouts sifting the compost with GCC Staff Member Christine.

GCC Staff Member Natasia and a Girl Scout turning compost.

GCC Staff Member Natasia and a Girl Scout turning compost.

Girl Scouts cleaning up a local Bioswale alongside GCC Volunteer Coordinator Ben.

Girl Scouts cleaning up a local Bioswale alongside GCC Volunteer Coordinator Ben.

If you would like to learn more about bringing your group to volunteer with the Conservancy, please email volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org.

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