Local Boy Scout Jack Flower is making an effort to promote recycling in the community as part of his project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, according to a release from the City of Montrose.
The 16-year-old pitched a plan to the Montrose City Council during their April 17 work session meeting.
‘I want my project to benefit my whole community’ and there’s no better way to benefit Montrose than to improve the environment we all share,” Flower said. ‘Promoting and teaching efficient recycling can have a long-lasting impact on our community.’
His project is part public service, part educational. He will research physical examples of what is acceptable to recycle as part of the city’s recycling program and then use his research to inform residents in the community how they can help, according to the release.
The public service component will consist of members of his troop handing out educational materials at the Montrose Summer Music Series concert at Cerise Park on June 2 and cleaning up during and after the concert.
‘Our community does a great job recycling, but there is room for improvement. It can be difficult to know what materials can be recycled. I am excited that Jack has chosen to help the Montrose community with his Eagle Scout project,” Montrose Mayor Barbara Bynum said.