From left, Sienna McIntyre, 14, Nethra Purushothaman, 15, and Miraya Bhonde, 14, smile at a ceremony recognizing their efforts to save the Marlton forest, at the Prince George’s County Administration Building on Monday. (Prince George’s County Executive Office of Communication)
Over a year after 15-year-old Nethra Purushothaman launched a petition against her own Girl Scouts council, she finally achieved her goal: saving a forest.
The Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital announced Tuesday that it has sold hundreds of acres of forest in Prince George’s County, Md., to a group dedicated to conserving it. The Marlton forest will be added to the Charles Branch Stream Valley Park, and the Girl Scouts council plans to use money earned from the sale to create a fund dedicated to outdoor programs and resources for girls in the region.