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Rachel Guthrie, a local Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate, will host an environmental cleanup at Dirksen Nature Park this weekend.

Rachel Guthrie, a Pacific University freshman and Girl Scout Gold Award candidate from Sherwood, will host an ivy pull from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard.

"I care a lot about our environment, and I want to share that with younger members of the community," said Guthrie. "My goal is to show middle school youth how fun and easy it can be to help the environment."

The event is open to the public and youth in grades 6-8 are encouraged to participate in the event. Participants will work with Guthrie, as well as representatives from the Tualatin Riverkeepers, to remove invasive ivy throughout the park.

Guthrie has been a Girl Scout for twelve years, and is working to achieve her Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. The Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serve 13,955 girls in 37 counties with the help of nearly 10,000 volunteers.

The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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