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Washington County Conservation Approves Eagle Scout Projects

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

The Washington County Conservation Board met on March 8. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Tree planting and shelter upgrade projects were approved at the recent Washington County Conservation Board meeting.

Eagle Scout Aaron Harvey proposed to plant 200-300 trees in the north end timber of Schmitter Heritage Area. Harvey plans to pot the trees this spring and plant them in the fall.

Eagle Scout Dennis Levsen describes his project, “The project I would like to do is to take shelter four, raise it and put some new support beams on after I take the old ones out. And put it back on those support beams and put a metal roof over the shingles.”

Conservation Director Steve Anderson says this project resembles what they’ve done to other shelters at Marr Park, and that the steel roof provides better drainage and sustainability. The conservation board will provide the materials while Levsen will provide labor with assistance of conservation staff.