We love Eagle Scout projects at the Living Coast!
You might remember our article about Troop 801 solving a prickly situation with our Shaw’s Agave cactus. This time, Saul De Los Santos from Troop 1194 helped us build planter/barriers that are as beautiful as they are practical. This was Saul’s Eagle Scout Service Project, which is the culmination of a scout’s leadership training.
An Eagle Scout Service Project must benefit a non-scouting organization, be approved by the benefit organization, and be approved by the Troop’s leader and the district. These projects include making relationships, designing a building project, submitting plans, and enlisting members of the community to assist in the build.
Overseeing the Eagle Scouts was Facilities and Horticulture Manager Mark Valen. Horticulture Specialist Paul Hormick chose, and helped install, the plants. Members of Troop 1194 did the physical work. The benefit to the Living Coast is that we have more space for kids to eat lunch with a ‘green’ barrier between the lunch court and our Burrowing Owls. Many thanks to Saul De Los Santos, Troop 1194, and all those who helped make this possible!