WATERSHED STEWARDS OF GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10977 MAKE PETALUMA PROUD
The 16 members and two parent leaders of Girl Scout Troop 10977 are the newest stewards of the Petaluma River watershed, specifically Capri Creek. As part of their “Citizen Scientist Journey” badge work, they’re learning about the watershed and how to study it scientifically from docents of the Friends of the Petaluma River. Troop members are also getting first-hand experience with pollution issues. At one of their monthly clean-up efforts, they collected 100 pounds of small trash, 8 pounds of recycling, and an estimated 150 pounds of large trash, including parts of bikes and a grocery cart. By removing all this trash from the creek before the first of the season's rains they were able to stop it from floating down to pollute the Petaluma River, San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.