Scouts Continue to Improve Parks
The Conservancy is grateful for the hard work of the local Scout troops, who have done dozens of projects over the past few years to improve the health of the woods and the condition and utility of the trails. Several projects have been completed or are underway in 2017.
In Twin Hills, Tristan Long and the scouts of Troop 22 completed a trail reroute that bypasses a very steep, eroded trail which can now be closed. The highlight of the project was a 45′ long bridge that crosses two streams.
Regis Wintermantel and the scouts of Troop 28 made trail improvements and built a set of wooden steps in a section of trail that was very steep and slippery.
Logan Sund led the scouts of Troop 28 in creating a new quarter-mile loop of trail in a part of Twin Hills that was impassable due to heavy invasive growth of Japanese honeysuckle and wild grapevines.
In Bird Park, David Deniziuk of Troop 22 has improved 300′ of muddy trail with footbridges and gravel.
Currently, Gerard Cline and members of Troop 22 are constructing a Bird Blind for bird-watching in Twin Hills. Hunter McQuaide, Russell Dale, and Luke Morgan are all in the planning stages for their upcoming projects in early 2018.