Oro Valley Girl Scouts build wildlife monument

2014-04-23T15:00:00Z Oro Valley Girl Scouts build wildlife monumentBy Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Oro Valley Girl Scouts Troop 2164 will build a monument to raise awareness about wildlife issues at Steam Pump Ranch.

The monument will include animal cut-outs, quotes about wildlife and a registry for visitors to comment about animal encounters.

“We hope that this monument will have a lasting impact on our community and hopefully wildlife as well,” said Karen Wilhelmsen, Co-troop leader for Junior Troop 2164, in a news release. “We are pleased to be working with the town of Oro Valley to complete this project.”

The troop began crafting the monument out of rebar, rock and steel on April 19. The project has merited a Bronze Award,  the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior — those in fourth and fifth grades — can receive.

“We are constantly amazed by the projects our Girl Scouts create,” said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, in a news release. “We are proud of the girls for taking these steps toward completing their Bronze Award, but also in creating a unique visual reminder about the area’s wildlife welfare.”

For more information, visit www.girlscoutssoaz.org online.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.

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The Star's Northwest team, Tiffany Kjos and Phil Villarreal, write this blog, which focuses on all of northern Pima County, including Marana, Picture Rocks, Avra Valley, Oro Valley and Catalina; and SaddleBrooke in Pinal County. They welcome contributions via email at northwest@tucson.com

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