Girl Scout Troop 5751 Planting Ferns with Shovels, Not Stuffed Elephants

The girls of Troop 5751 are helping the wetlands this Sunday, October 21, near the Chinquapin Rec Center. How can you get involved? Check out their volunteer recruitment video: 


Cute, right? But seriously, don't plant ferns in your Sunday's best! 

The girls got help from Rod Simmons from the City of Alexandria to identify a suitable site and appropriate plant species. Ferns is the plant and Chinquapin Recreation Center is the location. 

So grab your shovel (not your elephant)!

Troop 5751 won a grant from our Green Ideas challenge this past spring. Eco-City Alexandria, Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission, and ACTion Alexandria teamed up to launch the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge. We asked Alexandria to submit their ideas for making Alexandria a greener, more sustainable community. Our goal was to harness the incredible talent, intelligence and creativity of Alexandria citizens to generate and prioritize ideas for sustainability and serve as a community catalyst to move our city closer to being a true eco-city!  Thanks to the Dominion Foundation, we were able to award up to $2,500 in prize and grant money to the winners.

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