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Volume 5, Issue 11


November 2007
Brian Farci (second from right) shows his team of volunteers which invasive plants to pull out

An Eagle in Cedar Mill Park

Brian Farci, a freshman at Catlin Gabel School and a boy scout from Troop 208, is working towards his Eagle Project by leading a group of volunteers in removing invasive plants and planting over 100 native trees and shrubs at Cedar Mill Park.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. The Eagle Scout Project provides an opportunity for a scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community.

A volunteer uses a weed wrench to pull stubborn holly bushes

Brian picked this project because it will directly help his local community and provide residents a friendlier outdoor environment for their enjoyment. Brian raised over $500 in donations through a car wash and in October, he led 25 volunteers in pulling invasive plants such as English Ivy and Hawthorne from the park.

“It was great to see so many generous people come out of their way to help with my project, both with time and donations!” said Brian.

Brian has also asked local nurseries for donations of shrubs & trees. Brian says, “I was very surprised at how supportive my troop, friends, and local businesses were when it came to scouts and Eagle Projects! Not only did I have plenty of volunteers, but I also received donations ranging from coffee & food to plants & mulch.”

Brian will complete the final phase of his service project on Sunday, November 11, from 10 am - 1 pm, leading 30 volunteers to dig holes, plant native shrubs and trees, and distribute mulch at Cedar Mill Park, located just west of Cedar Mill Elementary on NW Cornell Road. If you’d like to help, please contact Brian at 503-466-2304 by November 9th.



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