Wildlife monument earns Oro Valley troop a Bronze Award - Tucson News Now

Wildlife monument earns Oro Valley troop a Bronze Award

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Girl Scout Troop 2164 in Oro Valley began construction this weekend on its monument to honor and help raise awareness about wildlife issues, according to the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.

The new monument will be located at the Steam Pump Ranch and will include animal cut outs, inspirational quotes about wildlife, as well as a registry for visitors to log comments and animal sighting stories, said the release. 

"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 Jr. Troop 2164.  "We are pleased to be working with the Town of Oro Valley to complete this project."

This new monument is a Bronze Award level project for the troop, one of the highest honors a  Girl Scout Jr. Troop (grades 4th and 5th) can achieve.

"We are constantly amazed by the projects our Girl Scouts create," said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. "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."

The Town of Oro Valley will own the rebar, rock and steel monument, which is expected to be complete sometime in May.

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