In recent months, local Girl Scouts from Troop 20403 have been planning and working on earning their Girl Scout Silver Award. The issue that they decided to focus on was ocean pollution and how it affects marine life.
The girls in the troop have hosted several beach cleanups and have posted informational photos and videos to inform the public on this issue to ensure that their project makes a difference in the community. The troop includes Kailey LaCroix, Ashlyn Nutter, Sadie Remington, Mailee Minitello, Isabella Farrell and Madison Matula.
They have partnered with Publix, 4Ocean, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary to help with their project.
The girls will host their final beach cleanup on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Juno Dog Beach at 2188 Marcinski Road in Jupiter, and they invite the community to join them.
Participants in this beach cleanup are encouraged to bring dog items to donate to Barky Pines. These items can be but are not limited to old and new towels, trash bags, cleaning products, pee pads and canned dog food.
If you cannot come to the beach cleanup, you can still show your support for the girls from Girl Scout Troop 20403 by following them on Instagram at @girlscouts20403, by joining their Facebook group at Teach To Clean The Beach and by using the hashtag #teachtocleanthebeach on all platforms.