Scouts rehab high-fence gardens


Zappanti and his team cut brush back from the popular Russ Loop Trail.

Zappanti and his team cut brush back from the popular Russ Loop Trail.


The group gathers for a team lunch.


Submitted photos Roan Zappanti, front, works with a team of friends and family to complete his Eagle Scout Project at GCP&T’s Russ Nature Reserve.


BEAVERCREEK — The high-fence gardens at Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Russ Nature Reserve recently benefited from the Eagle Scout project of Roan Zappanti of Troop 42 in Beavercreek.

He and his team spread more than five tons of crushed limestone in the high-fence garden, turned the compost bins, prepared the soil and planted grass seed to prevent erosion, spread mulch, installed protective fence around shrubs and pruned brush on the Russ Loop Trail.

Russ Nature Reserve has numerous Eagle Scout projects throughout the park, which features 90 acres of hiking trails, the Lovely Nature PlayScape, bee apiary, pond, high-fence gardens, tree identification trail and much more.

For more information about GCP&T’s Russ Nature Reserve or Eagle Scout projects in any park, contact the park agency at 937-562-6440 or info@gcparkstrails.com or visit www.gcparkstrails.com.

Zappanti and his team cut brush back from the popular Russ Loop Trail.
https://www.beavercreeknewscurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2018/10/web1_Group.jpgZappanti and his team cut brush back from the popular Russ Loop Trail.

The group gathers for a team lunch.
https://www.beavercreeknewscurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2018/10/web1_Group2.jpgThe group gathers for a team lunch.

Submitted photos Roan Zappanti, front, works with a team of friends and family to complete his Eagle Scout Project at GCP&T’s Russ Nature Reserve.
https://www.beavercreeknewscurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2018/10/web1_WheelBarrow.jpgSubmitted photos Roan Zappanti, front, works with a team of friends and family to complete his Eagle Scout Project at GCP&T’s Russ Nature Reserve.