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Avalonia Land Conservancy

Posted by:   Natalie on Jun 3, 2013
Town:         Mystic
Troop:        63210

What issue did your Take Action project address?
The issue my silver award project addressed was how the trails in the Moore Woodlands were underused and overgrown. To stop this, I cleared, blazed, and built bridges on two trails; Mother Nature's Highway and Town's End. I also got more people from the community involved in caring for the environment.

What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
I involved Joellen Anderson from the Avalonia Land Conservancy, my parents and sisters, and the Inland Wetlands Agency.

What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The results included people and animals using the trails more and more people from the neighborhood and community knowing about the trails. It was magical to see all of the new footprints in the dirt and marks on the bridges that we built. The impact on the community shows how girl scouts (or others) can really make a difference.

What did you learn from the experience?
I learned about and how to blaze. It was interesting to paint marks and signs on the tress. I also got the experience of presenting to the Inland Wetlands Agency. I learned how to work with the town and the environment. The project involved a lot of teamwork, trust, and friendship. I learned about different plants and animals in Connecticut. I also got practice building bridges and bee boxes for mason bees.

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