Grand Haven Girl Scouts learn the value of nature

Rain showers didn't put a damper on members of Girl Scout Troop 2611, who learned about nature on Saturday when they planted trees at Duncan Memorial Park in Grand Haven. The girls, with the help of members of the Grand Haven Woman's Club, planted several trees in the park and also aided in cleaning up invasive species around park property. "I think it's doing a lot for the woods, and it will help the community and help the wildlife,' said Girl Scout Jennifer Green, one of the girls taking part in the planting.
Alex Doty
May 16, 2011


Green and other Girl Scouts in the park said that, despite the rain, they enjoyed planting at the park and learning about the park’s history.

“(The planting) will give you a good feeling knowing you’ve done something  good,” Rhiannon Parise said.

According to Bob DeHare, caretaker of Duncan Woods, the girls were supposed to have about 40 different plants to put into the park, all of which were donated by the Defenders of Urban Wildlife and local horticulture specialist Jennifer Holland. He said a misunderstanding meant that none of what was donated could be planted in the park.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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