Girl Scouts are Cleaning up West Seattle One Block at a Time with this DIY Cleanup Program

We are proud to see Evelyn B., Paige D. and Emma K. and their Silver Award project featured in The Seattle Times. Their troop started Block Drop cleanups to help their community and climate. You can learn more about their Silver Award project and how to get involved at

Girl Scouts of Western Washington Clean up Seattle Alki Beach
Girl Scouts of Western Washington gathered on sidewalk with cleaning gear

"We got onto the environment pretty quick, but at first, [our ideas] were like pie-in-the-sky, ‘We want to stop climate change or save the whales,’ but then we dialed it into something kind of homegrown and doable.” — Emma, on selecting the group's Silver Award service project

The Seattle Times

"Once the plan was in place, the group approached Seattle Public Utilities, whose Adopt a Street program donated the trash-pickup gear. Public Goods, a local eco-friendly mercantile, helps too, by supplying Block Drop with buckets."

The Seattle Times
Girl Scouts of Western Washington troop cleans up sidewalk and spray painting a sign saying dump no waste drains to sound

"Their Block Drops are DIY cleanups that make it simple for anyone passing by to join in, clean up for as long as the spirit moves them, then move on. The equipment, from pickup sticks to vests and bins, is at the ready; just grab and go."

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