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TIMOTHY AUSTIN B'S EAGLE PROJECT

My Eagle Scout Service Project took place at Matheson Hammock Park on June 5, 2010. Due to the exorbitant amount of volunteers and work hours we were able to finish a substantial sum of beneficial work.

We were able to remove many dump-truck loads of invasive plants from the native mangroves in the park. Furthermore, a multitude of green button woods and mangroves were planted to revitalize the freshly cleared hammocks.

Finally, many renovations took place to picnic areas in the park, such as: altering three benches to American Disability Act standards, cleaning barbecue pits and improving the signage along the nature trail.

I would like to thank the volunteers which made this project a possibility. Many scouts and parents spend their Saturday mornings and afternoons working extremely hard to ensure the scope of work, and much more, is always fulfilled.

The Parks and Recreation team which provided the heavy vehicles, such as front loaders, was, in no small part, crucial to the completion of my project.

The Urban Paradise Guild members were there every step of the way to help educate myself, and my designated leaders, on environmentally friendly stewardship techniques and pointing out invasive species. These under-appreciated volunteers provided countless hours for no pay to ensure a safe, beautiful and flourishing community. Once again, I would like to thank them all for their support at my Eagle Scout Service Project.

Finally, I would like to thank both of my parents as well as the park manager and the enviromentalists.

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DATE(S)

05 JUN 2010

LOCATION

Matheson Hammock Park
9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL, 33156

DESCRIPTION

We will be removing specified invasive plants in a hammock of the park, repairing picnic tables and making them ADA compliant. Please bring bug spray, sun tan lotion, a long sleeve shirt, long pants, closed toe shoes, work gloves and a water bottle.

Tools needed: loppers, hand shears, mattocks, hand saws, personal pocket knives, and wrenches.

WEB SITE

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/matheson_beach.asp

LEADERSHIP

Timothy Austin B

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