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A Rain Garden at Churchill Road

Girls from Brownie Troop 3352 and Junior Troop 2205 from Churchill Road School, admire the rain garden they created on the school’s grounds. Pictured standing are: Simrin Jeddy, Molly Ferris, Lauren Hassi (Longfellow MS), Moppet Post, Nadia Jo, Rebecca Hassi, Phoebe Jeddy. Seated in front are: Megan Hassi, Alden Miller, Whitley Taylor. (Not pictured: Rachel Keiser, Kathryn Keiser, and Sahana Ramesh).

Girls from Brownie Troop 3352 and Junior Troop 2205 from Churchill Road School, admire the rain garden they created on the school’s grounds. Pictured standing are: Simrin Jeddy, Molly Ferris, Lauren Hassi (Longfellow MS), Moppet Post, Nadia Jo, Rebecca Hassi, Phoebe Jeddy. Seated in front are: Megan Hassi, Alden Miller, Whitley Taylor. (Not pictured: Rachel Keiser, Kathryn Keiser, and Sahana Ramesh). Photo by Catherine Hassi

On Sunday, May 6, girls from Brownie Troop 3352 and Junior Troop 2205 out of Churchill Road took part in the Girl Scouts Forever Green Take Action Project, which is a global effort to improve the environment and protect natural resources. During this time, they created a rain garden near the Churchill Road modular classrooms. A rain garden is a planted depression filled with native plants that capture and absorb storm water and serve as functional gardens. The storm runoff from CRS enters Dead Run Stream and empties into the Potomac. The efforts of these girls will improve water quality by reducing water-born pollutants running into our water supplies, while also creating an attractive wildlife habitat.