Anthony Paiva has worked with the city Parks and Rec. and Friends of Forest Hill Park on his Eagle Scout project.
Anthony’s plan is to plant native flora around the gazebo near the lake in the park. The native flora that will help prevent erosion, feed the park creatures, and of course, make the area look better. Anthony plans to complete the project during the weekend of May 5-6.
He has set up a funding page to help defray some of the cost. He’s not looking for a fortune, only $500. If you’re interested in donating to this project, here is the link and description of where your money is below.
I am trying to fund my Boy Scout Eagle Project. My project is to add landscaping around the Warming Hut in Forest Hill Park (Richmond, Virginia). We will use only plants native to Virginia. The funds raised will be used to buy Itea (6 bushes), Viburnum (3 bushes, if funds allow), Creeping Phlox and Blue-Eyed Grass groundcover (as much as funds allow), dirt (5 cubic yards) and mulch (30 bags). These additions will drastically improve the appearance of both the Warming Hut and the park for visitors both human and animal. The project is scheduled for May 5th, so your donation is needed as soon as possible. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your support!
Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by almost 2.5 million young men. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges (Wikipedia).