Local girl scouts to plant rain gardens | Community Spirit
Local Girl Scouts will establish rain gardens as part of Girl Scouts Forever Green, Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Take Action Project, a national effort by girls to lead their families, schools, and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources.
Girl Scouts across Southwest Indiana will develop rain gardens filled with native plants and rain barrels that will serve as functional gardens at schools, homes and other sites in the community throughout Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s 11- county jurisdiction. The barrel collects the rain and slowly distributes the water to the flowers through a drip irrigation system.
The goal of Girl Scouts Forever Green project is to increase green space and wildlife habitats, and to improve water
quality through infiltration, which reduces the amount of water-borne pollutants running into streams, rivers and other water supplies. Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana (GSSI) Forever Green Rain Garden project will include the establishment of 100 rain gardens over the next 24 months.
GSSI has made a commitment to sustain the natural beauty of our communities. A new rain garden will be planted on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana in June, and additional site locations in the 11 surrounding counties are still being determined.
Community businesses, organizations and individuals who would like to sponsor the establishment of a rain garden at a local schools, businesses homes or other sites can contact Stacey Godbold, at GSSI, to arrange for a site inspection, or for additional information about Girl Scouts Forever Green, the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Take Action Project. The rain gardens will be designed, planted and maintained by GSSI’s Girl Scouts.