Troop 1771 Completes Rain Barrel Project.

Users of the Bellevue Community Garden near the corner of Ward Avenue and Center Street now have a more convenient way to water their plants thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout troop and their families.

Girl Scout Troop 1771 from Grandview Elementary School spent their Saturday with family members constructing a rain water harvesting structure at the garden.

Troop leader Becky Seeger said the project came about when Sanitation District No. 1 offered a grant to community members interested in harvesting rain water.

Seeger submitted the troop’s plan to SD1 and was awarded a $200 grant.

“This project helps teach the girls about how to protect our water supply,” Seeger said. “We picked this location because we wanted the girls to help the community they live in.”

For the project, the troop teamed up with Green City Resources, a local company specializing in storm water management systems and rainwater harvesting.

Owner Rose Seeger said the project consists of building a 6-by-9 structure with a roof that will collect rain water and funnel it through gutters into the rain barrels that the girls decorated.

That water can then be used for the plants in the garden.

Bridget Vogt, who oversees the community garden, said this is the third season since the public garden opened through the help of the Campbell County Extension Office and the Bellevue Neighborhood Association.

Vogt said the garden is used often by community members and local school children.

“I think this project is absolutely amazing,” Vogt said. “It’s definitely something we needed.”

The troop also received support for the project from local companies Imbus Roofing and Kelley Brothers Roofing.Users of the Bellevue Community Garden near the corner of Ward Avenue and Center Street now have a more convenient way to water their plants thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout troop and their families.

Girl Scout Troop 1771 from Grandview Elementary School spent their Saturday with family members constructing a rain water harvesting structure at the garden.

Troop leader Becky Seeger said the project came about when Sanitation District No. 1 offered a grant to community members interested in harvesting rain water.

Seeger submitted the troop’s plan to SD1 and was awarded a $200 grant.

“This project helps teach the girls about how to protect our water supply,” Seeger said. “We picked this location because we wanted the girls to help the community they live in.”

For the project, the troop teamed up with Green City Resources, a local company specializing in storm water management systems and rainwater harvesting.

Owner Rose Seeger said the project consists of building a 6-by-9 structure with a roof that will collect rain water and funnel it through gutters into the rain barrels that the girls decorated.

That water can then be used for the plants in the garden.

Bridget Vogt, who oversees the community garden, said this is the third season since the public garden opened through the help of the Campbell County Extension Office and the Bellevue Neighborhood Association.

Vogt said the garden is used often by community members and local school children.

“I think this project is absolutely amazing,” Vogt said. “It’s definitely something we needed.”

The troop also received support for the project from local companies Imbus Roofing and Kelley Brothers Roofing.