Eagle Scout transforms Alice Birney school garden

EUREKA— For the past 11 months, local Eagle Scout David Anderson has been hard at work beautifying the school garden at Alice Birney Elementary School.

EUREKA— For the past 11 months, local Eagle Scout David Anderson has been hard at work beautifying the school garden at Alice Birney Elementary School. As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Anderson has been planning, coordinating volunteers, contacting local businesses and participating in over 265 hours of work. The newly landscaped garden is now ready for students and staff to plant and learn about how plants grow.

On Wednesday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m., the media is invited to Alice Birney School to see the new school garden and talk with Anderson about his Eagle Scout Project.

The project has taken 11 months from planning to completion. Ten cubic yards of debris was moved out. 3,500 cubic feet of chips, 5,000 square feet of black matting and $1,100 worth of redwood lumber were moved in. 12 scouts with minor assistance from 5 adults put in over 265 hours to complete the project.

Contributors include: Pacific Lumber, Shafer’s Ace Hardware, Joe Costa Trucking, Lowell Lende and Larry O. Doss.

Anderson is starting his 11th year in scouting and is a member of Troop 54 in Eureka. He is a senior at Eureka High School and the son of Sid and Judy Anderson.