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Feb 13

Local student completes Eagle Scout project benefiting the community and environment

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm by Clay Curtin

Henry Marks, a student at Menlo Atherton High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 222, approached the City with his Eagle Scout service project aimed at benefiting his community and the environment. Working with the public works department, he a project to revitalize and renovate the plant identification trail near the Civic Center’s popular duck pond. The project involved surveying the existing conditions and identifying the site’s trees and plants. He hosted two workdays over his Thanksgiving break to complete the project with a team of 22 friends, family and members of Troop 222. They removed the old signage, and then cut, stained, wrapped and installed 20 new posts around the pond. He incorporated the planting of four drought tolerant trees and developed an interpretive brochure. Henry will be recognized with a proclamation at the Feb. 23 City Council meeting for his successful environmental stewardship project and leadership skills.

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