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Eagle Scout Project to Deepen Pond

On June 16-17, 2018, a Boy Scout named Josh Cooper conducted an Eagle Scout Project on the main pond in the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. He, along with his family and volunteers from Troop 598, spent Saturday digging and excavating mud from the pond. The goal of the project was to deepen certain areas of the pond to make it a more suitable habitat for aquatic wildlife. On Sunday, they planted cat tails that had been collected the previous week. These native plants will provide food, shelter, and oxygen to aquatic wildlife. Hopefully you can come see the changes to the pond!

Click to see a photo gallery of the project team.

Bethany Fosheé's reaction: The pond looks great!!! remarkably good really!! Now let’s hope those cattails decide they like it here, and we get more breeding sunfish this summer! Thank you Josh!!