Scout works on life status


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Submitted photos Joe Hammond transfers plant material to the compost bin system at Russ Nature Reserve.


Pruning and preparing young trees for winter was part of the conservation project completed by Hammond.


BEAVERCREEK — Completing a variety of conservation projects at Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Russ Nature Reserve, one scout completed a requirement for his Life Scout status.

Joe Hammond, a member of Troop 42 in Beavercreek, worked on projects that included erosion control, composting, tree pruning, removing invasive plants, adding deer-resistant mesh to plants as well as transplanting and watering several native plants.

Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Road, offers 90 acres of greenspace with hiking trails, bee apiary, bluebird trail, tree identification trail, pond, Lovely Nature PlayScape and much more.

For more information about GCP&T or Russ Nature Reserve, call 937-562-6440, email info@gcparkstrails.com or visit www.gcparkstrails.com.

Submitted photos Joe Hammond transfers plant material to the compost bin system at Russ Nature Reserve.
http://www.beavercreeknewscurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/12/web1_DSCN2997.jpgSubmitted photos Joe Hammond transfers plant material to the compost bin system at Russ Nature Reserve.

Pruning and preparing young trees for winter was part of the conservation project completed by Hammond.
http://www.beavercreeknewscurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/12/web1_DSCN3000.jpgPruning and preparing young trees for winter was part of the conservation project completed by Hammond.

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Story courtesy of Greene County Parks and Trails.

Story courtesy of Greene County Parks and Trails.