For my Eagle Project I created a trail that connected station 4 to a previously existing trail. I had to cut through blackberry bushes and other types of shrubbery in order to both create an easily accessible trail and enhance the beauty of the nature surrounding it. My project involved a series of steps: removing the blackberries and its roots, cutting down any small trees in the way, leveling the ground, placing wood chips on the cleared path, and lining the edge of the trail with logs (to prevent erosion from water). This project taught me and my volunteers time management skills (we worked more quickly than expected) and how exactly to deal with an invasive species. The hard work of my volunteers really paid off because we were able to create the trail a lot faster than expected.
I would like to thank Dr. Blueford for allowing me to undertake this project, and for all the tools that she lent me during the process. Her advice was especially beneficial. I would also like to thank Anytime Trees for supplying the wood chips that we used to cover our trail.
I would like to thank all the volunteers that helped me on my project: Jonathan Kim, Shawn Wong, Jonathan Ngo, Vincent Chung, Nicolas Seto, Indraneel Prabhu, Siby James, Kevin Lai, Andrew Kuang, Andy Tran, Alex Young, Timothy Kim, Mr. Juan Bonda. All my volunteers worked diligently and efficiently and had fun doing it.