Retaining Wall to prevent Erosion on BART Jungle Trail

Prakrit Ramachandran
Troop 125, Fremont

My name is Prakrit Ramachandran, and over the past few months, I led my Eagle Project, building a retaining wall at Tule Ponds. The retaining wall will dramatically reduce the amount of erosion in the area. Erosion is slowly ruining the trail on the side of the pond, and with the creation of the wall, the path will be improved significantly.  In the project, we dug 4 holes to place the retaining wall posts and surrounded the post with concrete to ensure the retaining wall would be around for a long time.  Attached to the posts was a wall that was 24 feet in length and 3 feet in height. Overall this project successfully reduced the effect of erosion and restored the trail at Tule Ponds. 

  clearing area clearing area
This project was mostly run by volunteers. These volunteers helped clear all of the dirt and vegetation in the area, dug holes, brought wood chips, and so much more. I would like to thank Parthdwaj, Aarav, Shameet, Arjan, Aman, Dhruv, Shauya, and Gautham for coming out to help in this project and especially thank Mr. Gravett, the Scoutmaster for Troop 125, for his help. Additionally, donations from the Tule Ponds, Home Depot, and Sharad Ramachandran allowed for the construction of this project. Without the support of the volunteers or generous donations, this project would not have been able to run smoothly.
                                           making holes for posts finishing retainer


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