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Girl Scouts Clean Trails Behind Oswegatchie

Scouts Hope To Get Dangerous Platform Fixed

Sunday, girl scouts from Junior Troop 63405 cleaned up hiking trails behind to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award.

The main goal of the clean up was to raise awareness of the many trails behind Oswegatchie School to increase the community’s use of them, according to Troop Leader Suzanne Lord. The second goal was to raise awareness of a dangerous platform over a brook behind the school, according to Lord.

A platform was built over a brook in 1991 as part of an Eagle Scout project, but has since been vandalized and now is a danger, Lord said. Lord and the troop hope the town will do something to fix the platform before somebody gets hurt.

The girls cleaned up the trails from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, finishing up their 20 hours of community service to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award, according to Lord.

Kris Peterson-Browning April 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Great job!
Gary Johnson April 24, 2012 at 08:54 PM
The wetland system behind Oswegatchie School is identified by the Conservation Commission, and in the Towns Plan of Conservation and Development as a high value wetland. I commend the Girl Scouts, not only for their efforts, but to have gone through the effort to ask for (and receive) approval from the Waterford Conservation Commission prior to the start of work. Their actions show an awareness of the importance of not only the wetland resource, but the regulatory process for working in one. Kudos on all fronts!

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