Monday, October 21, 2013

An Independent Bunch of Scouts

The residents of Shelton were fortunate enough to have not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5; count'um 5 eagle scout project completed in August, 2013.  It's a new record, with more on the way in the Fall.

Two separate projects from Troop 27 were completed north of Independence Drive along the Paugussett Trail Extension.  Wesley Sekelsky's team constructed two footbridges, re-routed trail, constructed an earthen ramp, and cleared bush for two stream crossings.

Daniel Vigezzi's team also constructed a bridge and moved a number of stones along the stream.

Both sets of improvements are part of a larger project to extend the Paugussett Trail from Indian Well State Park to Buddington Road this year.  

The earthen ramp down from the north side of  Independence Drive makes for a much easier walk or ride.

These two bridges criss-cross a pair of wetlands that we had to cross when the trail was relocated off the powerlines at the request of CFPA.  This should reduce our maintenance efforts because the powerlines always needed a lot of mowing in the Spring.

Dozens of groups and volunteer work parties have been chipping away at this 6 mile trail extension.  Good job Wesley and Daniel and all your team mates - thank you for all your hard work.

Update: A surplus of $373.55 was donated to the Conservation Commission and is ear-marked to be used for future Eagle Scout projects. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job by Daniel and team! Congrats and keep pressing on!

    Semper Fidelis
    Bob Hamilton