Kiara researched the most common types of litter that are found in parks and other recreational areas and built an outdoor display case at Camp Skimino to educate others about the length of time it takes for various items to decompose in the environment. The signage teaches others to “Pack it in, pack it out,” one of the original tenets of backcountry travel, and also provides information about how to build a compost pile.
Kiara made a plan, purchased materials, made measurements, cut wood, assembled the case and painted it with a protective weather-resistant coating. Throughout the process, Kiara completed multiple woodworking projects while learning safe and proper use of power tools. She coordinated with Ranger Mike Brewington of Camp Skimino to gain approval and to install the display. Kiara also called the local utility marking company and had the area marked to ensure she could dig safely upon installation.
Congratulations, Kiara, and thanks for making the world a better place!