The City of Parkville recognized a local Boy Scout for his hard work in helping to enhance the Parkville Nature Sanctuary through his Eagle Scout project. Benjamin Haddix from Boy Scout Troop 1351 was presented with a certificate of recognition from Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan and Ward 4 Alderman/Nature Sanctuary Liaison Marc Sportsman at the Board of Aldermen meeting on October 2nd.
Benjamin Haddix completed his Eagle Scout project by covering approximately 150 yards of the White Tail Trail with gravel which helps to keep the trails open year-round by avoiding muddy days that follow rains or snow melt. His crew of volunteers shoveled rock into wheelbarrows, wheeled the rock to the parts of the trail that needed it and smoothed the rock onto the trail with rakes. They also uncovered and raked the rocks into a well-defined pile that will help the next group that works with the rock.
Parkville Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan said, “The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is most grateful for the work Benjamin did to improve our hiking trail through his Eagle Scout project.”
Mayor Johnston said, “The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a 115-acre natural area with 2.8 miles of trails that is maintained almost entirely by volunteers. We thank Benjamin for his work in helping improve our community.”
For more information about the Eagle Scout project or to volunteer, contact Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan at (816) 741-7676.