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Girls Scouts organize local trash cleanup

Evelyn Camaclang and Naomi Banister

Girls Scouts organize local trash cleanup

Evelyn Camaclang and Naomi Banister of Girl Scout troop 2057 are organizing an open space cleanup at locations throughout Scripps Ranch as their Silver Award project. They are seeking volunteers to pick up trash during the week of Oct. 13-20.

The Scouts noticed trash on sidewalks, parks and roads in Scripps Ranch. The trash can harm wildlife here or go through the storm drain to the ocean and harm the sea life. The two are trying their best to keep the environment clean and hope others will do the same. This project is one way they are helping.

The youngsters are very organized and have chosen specific areas for their Scripps Ranch Trash Cleanup Project. They have built a website with information and a sign-up form: bit.ly/SRCleanup. To sign up for an area, fill out the form on the website or send an email to SR.TrashCleanup@gmail.com. Volunteers can sign up to help clean their assigned areas anytime from Oct. 13 to 20.

Those wishing to help should wear gloves and work clothes with long pants and sleeves; wear closed toed shoes; put long hair up; bring garbage bags and bring a pole or trash grabber for reaching trash. Participants can place trash in their own bin at their home or drop it off at the Scripps Ranch Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road.

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