ADAMS TOWNSHIP — Two young men in Troop 155 improved the conditions of the community in projects that fulfill requirements for them to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
Noah Brausch and Andrew Houseman designed, raised funds, organized work parties and performed more than 350 man hours of work at the Anliot-Davidson Woods. The Anliot-Davidson Woods space is a part of the Clinton County Parks District.
Brausch’s and Houseman’s projects were a six-month process in which they wrote a plan of action for the woods and made the improvements to the nature park at 885 Pyle Road, stated a news release from the parks district.
Brausch designed and built a handicap-accessible bridge 18 feet long over a water course. This required $700 in lumber and hardware to be transferred down a hill, then assembled and erected over the waterway.
For this task, 260 man hours by troop members and adults were involved.
“The most challenging part was for Noah to raise the money and then carry all the supplies into the park approximately 200 yards,” the release stated.
Houseman worked in the Anliot-Davidson Woods by repainting the 15 boundary posts, building tile into the wet areas of a hiking path and clearing three quarters of a mile of hiking trails.
Houseman carried two gallons of paint around the perimeter of the park to repair the public boundary posts from private land. He then used a Bobcat to remove the wet sections of the hiking trail, lay the tile and then cover the repair with gravel. People were slipping and falling trying to navigate the main trail into the woods.
Finally, Houseman organized a work party that included chain saws, loppers, and a lot of manual labor to remove trees, branches and other debris from three hiking trails. This took 145 man hours to accomplish.
The CCPD release stated the district board wants to thank Brausch, Houseman and Troop 155 in the Clinton-Massie Local Schools District for their time, money, motivation and community service. “The CCPD has confidence that individuals like Noah and Andrew will make for a better tomorrow, and teach others how to accomplish community service.”