Terracing at Station 6
Troop 102, Fremont
My project was to repair and improve Station 6 of Tule Ponds at Tyson
Lagoon to make it a more stable, level, and open area for large groups
of visitors and Grade School children who stand in this area while
listening to a presentation on the Organisms of Tyson Lagoon.
The area originally had a steep grade which caused many falls and
accidents. We cleaned out
the area of plants and
several bushes that where in the way and caused a bottle neck for
visitors and then constructed 3 retaining wall built with pressure
treated lumber. We dug the
2 feet deep posts and secured the wall to the posts.
Then we backfilled the path side with a mixture of dirt and
chips, and landscaped the plant side with wood chips.
area before terracing
I would like to thank everybody who assisted me with the project.
I also like to thank my family for providing support,
supervision, and food for our volunteers. Through some rain and last
minute approval, everybody worked hard and we succeeded.
I would like to thank my neighbors Sipiliano "Billy" Save
and Feleunga "Uma" Latu for advice on the construction
of the retaining walls and Alex Shambuagh, Joshua Pabst, Bruce
Pabst, Nick Grahm, Colin Fairbairn, Joseph Clinton, Zachary Genthner,
Gabe Genthner, Noah Koep, Micheal Acidera, Tim McGovern, Kevin Sanchez,
Margarita Sanchez, Daniel McLaren, Angelina McLaren, and
Leonor Martinez for helping me on the workday of my
project. Also, I would like
to give a big thanks to OSH's Fremont location who offered me a 20%
discount on my materials purchase when they heard it was for a Eagle
Project. Last but not
least, I would like to thank Dr. Blueford for providing the opportunity
for this project in addition to providing me with small tips and making
herself available on short notice.
preparing retaining walls