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Eagle Scout project helps Zona Wildlife Sanctuary

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Eagle Scout candidate Eddie Kaczmarek spearheaded a trail clearing project at the Paul C. Zona Sr. Wildlife Sanctuary. Invasive plants were removed and trails were widened as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Kaczmarek met with the Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board several times as he planned the project.

Kaczmarek then solicited local businesses to secure the materials needed for the project. On Saturday, May 12, he organized and led a group of Boy Scouts from Troop 908 in completion of the project. He also laid stone in front of the sanctuary and planted flowers into the planters in front of the sanctuary. Special thanks go to Kaczmarek for showing excellent leadership skills and to all the other Scouts who came out to help.

Kaczmarek got the support of Chesterton Jewel-Osco, Chesterton Wiseway, Clifford Stone and The Port. He also got contributions from about a dozen of the sanctuary neighbors on 950 North.

Porter County Commissioner John Evans and the members of the Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board gave a big thank you to Eagle Scout candidate Eddie Kaczmarek for clearing trails at the Paul C. Zona Sr. Wildlife Sanctuary of invasive plants and widening the trails for his Eagle Scout project.

Behind every good kid are caring, involved parents, so special thanks were also offered to Eddie’s mom, Cory, for all her support and encouragement to him throughout this big Eagle Scout project.

Also, thanks to his stepfather, Jay Stark, for his help with the project.

 

 

Posted 6/1/2012