WTOL EDITORIAL: Boy Scouts of America, Partners for Clean Stream - Toledo News Now, Breaking News, Weather, Sports, Toledo

WTOL EDITORIAL: Boy Scouts of America, Partners for Clean Stream cleaning area rivers

Posted: Updated:
WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon

Hi, my name is Ed Caldwell, Scout Executive of the Erie Shores Council Boy Scouts, I am here with Kris Patterson, Executive Director of Partners for Clean Streams.

In the Erie Shores Council's 100th year of developing youth , the Boy Scouts of America and Partners for Clean Streams are working together to clean up Lake Sawyer and the Ottawa River.  This project is located on 157 acres in an urban setting adjacent to a river which is extremely hard to find anywhere in Ohio.

Camp Miakonda is the ideal place for Partners for Clean Streams and the Boy Scouts of America to merge our visions of providing healthy outdoor spaces for both nature's sake and to continue the long tradition of immersing youth in learning about and loving nature.

Future Scouts will rediscover Lake Sawyer as a place to fish, learn kayaking and canoeing, explore wetland plants and discover how healthy, native habitats can help water remain clean, clear, and safe.

Once again the Boy Scouts of America will have the opportunity to teach the following eight (8) merit badges.

Come rekindle the flame with your Scouting past and take a walk around Miakonda.  Just check in with our Ranger and connect with Scouting once again. Volunteers are always needed to deliver programs to our youth leaders of tomorrow.

Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.