Scout troop recognized for conservation efforts

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E'town officials commend group for work in Alabama last month

By Marty Finley

A local Boy Scout troop was commended Monday for its work to conserve sand dunes in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Troop 369, based at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, was honored by Mayor Tim Walker and Elizabethtown City Council for assisting the Alabama Fish and Wildlife Service plant grasses on dunes situated near condominiums last month. The goal of the project was to conserve the habitat of the Alabama beach mouse, a federally endangered species that lives inside the dunes.

The Scouts filled council chambers as Walker thanked them for their work.

Walker also proclaimed May as tennis month and building safety month in Elizabethtown.