Mayor Sarah Strommen and the Ramsey City Council Jan. 28 thanked four local Girl Scouts for helping to clean up a city trail.
Strommen shared the story of Macy Bernard, Elaine Donoghue, Bridget McNeff and Samahra Sprague before they were invited in front of the camera to receive their certificates.
Strommen said these four Girl Scouts from Troop 15288 were looking for a project to complete their Bronze Award requirements, which is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can receive and third highest honor a Girl Scout can earn.
They noticed that trash was accumulating near a bench along the city’s Lake Itasca Trail, so they presented a proposal to the Ramsey Environment Policy Board for a new trash can. They solicited funds for this project, including during a Ramsey Environmental Expo and were able to get the trash can in last fall. On the same weekend, they raked leaves along the Lake Itasca Trail.
“Instead of complaining about it, they took the initiative to solve the problem themselves,” Strommen said.
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