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La Jolla Girl Scout launches project to teach snake safety to hikers

La Jolla Girl Scout launches project to teach snake safety to hikers

Far from a snake in the grass, on Sept. 1, Girl Scout Zena Traganza of La Jolla-based Troop 3171, submitted an environmental project for Gold Award consideration. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and recognizes those who complete projects that have sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

For 17-year-old Zena, who lives near University City, her passion project was to create an Environmental Resource Center at the Dos Picos County Park in Ramona to teach campers about native snakes and how to safely share San Diego’s hiking trails with them.

In addition to presentations over the last few months to campers and visitors, Zena donated snakes...

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