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New Solar Garden Planted in Niskayuna

Caroline McGraw and Assem. Phil Steck (D-Colonie) cut the ribbon on a solar garden in Niskayuna Caroline McGraw and Assem. Phil Steck (D-Colonie) cut the ribbon on a solar garden in Niskayuna | Photo: Photo provided to WNYT.

October 29, 2017 12:41 PM

The town of Niskayuna has a new solar garden growing underneath its solar panels thanks to the work of a local Girl Scout. High School Senior Caroline McGraw cut the ribbon on the project Saturday alongside Assemblyman Phil Steck.

The garden is McGraw's Girl Scout Gold Award project. She and other teens from her troop planted native seeds under the solar panels Saturday. The plants are better for the surrounding environment than using gravel or turf grass under the panels.

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McGraw and Assemblyman Steck are also working on legislation to promote solar gardens across New York State. The Gold Award is Girl Scouting's highest award requiring over 80 hours of work on a community sustainable project. Natioally, just over 5% of eligible Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award. 

  

 


 

 

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