Retaining walls and landscaping facing facing east of Pond C
Jason Lau
Troop 111, Fremont

For my Eagle Scout project, I, with the help of others, built six  semicircular retention walls using logs with a height of 2 feet and a diameter of around 9 inches. The first step was to dig trenches a foot to a foot and a half deep where we would place the logs. After placing down the logs, we compacted the structure by filling the spaces with soil. Afterwards, we planted small bushes behind the semicircles. Overall, the purpose of this project was to reduce the effect of erosion and prevent sediment from entering the pond.


area before terracing

clearing area

I would like to thank the following scouts who helped me complete this project: Varun Sridhar, Jacob Koodarappally, Jerry Qin, and Derek Xia. Also, my parents and Mr. Hsu were extremely important in that they helped transport the logs to the project site. Most importantly, I would like to thank Dr. Blueford for giving me the opportunity to benefit the community in such a manner.

installing retaining walls  terracing area

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