Natural Retaining Wall alongside Creek
Stephan Tan
Troop 111, Fremont


 Storms in 2016 caused severe soil erosion along the side of the trail. My eagle project was focused primarily on preventing further damage on  a side of the trail that is facing pond A located in Tule Ponds.  In order to prevent this, I have decided to build a natural retaining wall made of logs to block erosion. In order to build it, I used approximately 50-60 logs each around 2-5ft long. Tools were then used to create a 1 ft deep holes. After the logs were set, the hole was refilled to make the overall structure more sturdy. 


area before terracing

clearing area

I would like to thank the following volunteers(Ravi Trivedi, Kevin Cheng, Rashed Syed, Ridwan Syed, and Aditya Trivedi) for helping me complete my eagle project. I could not have finished without the help of my fellow volunteers. I would also like to thank my dad for helping me transport the logs and the California Nursery for supplying me with the logs. Lastly, I would like to thank Dr.Blueford for giving me the opportunity and supporting me throughout the project.

preparing retaining walls  terraced area

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