Photos: Girl Scouts clean up Orient Beach State Park

04/28/2013 2:02 PM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Cleanup oganizer Tonya Kaiser-Witczak holds the bag while scouts deposit trash.

Girl Scout Troop 1971 Service Unit 60 organized its first “Earth Day Celebration, Rock the Beach” to clean up Orient Beach State Park so that visitors can enjoy it as the warmer weather rolls in.

Troop leader Tonya Kaiser-Witczak said although other cleanups had been conducted in the past, she believes this plan is unique because of the area’s size. The event lasted six hours and it included several educational components, and an awards ceremony to recognize different accomplishments, such as most garbage picked up, she said.

Read more about the event here