Parkville Missouri

Local Boy Scout Makes Improvements to Parkville Nature Sanctuary for Eagle Scout Project

The City of Parkville is pleased to recognize a local Boy Scout for his hard work and dedication in helping to enhance the Parkville Nature Sanctuary through his Eagle Scout project.

Tyler Stegeman from Troop 341 completed his Eagle Scout project by clearing brush from a ditch and planting native flowers and plants to create a more natural looking environment. He also placed mulch to mark a trail to cut through from the parking lot and uncovered the rocks underneath the brush to create a natural water runoff to improve drainage.

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts and to earn the Eagle Scout ranking, a Boy Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization, school or community. Only three to four percent of Boy Scout members ever attain the prestigious honor.

Mayor Nan 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. With Tyler’s help, we continue to improve the sanctuary. His project will be appreciated for many years to come.”

For more information about the Eagle Scout project or to volunteer, contact Nature Sanctuary Director Kristen Bontrager at (816) 741-7676.

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