On Sunday, September 11th, thirty-five members of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church spent their afternoon performing community service at the Willow Waterhole Greenway. They put thirty-four plants in the ground at the Rafferty Memorial Wetlands (Blue Flag Iris, Dwarf Palmetto, and Bald Cypress), picked up litter, moved mulched, and pruned trees. Members also took canoes recently purchased by the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy out on Westbury Lake for their inaugural voyage!
On September 24th, Mitchell Mezyk, a scout with St. Thomas More Troop 99, completed a landscaping transformation of the traffic circle on South Clematis Lane near Gasmer Drive.
Ben Brown is a scout with Wheeler Avenue Troop 242. For his Eagle project, Ben completed a landscaping transformation of a traffic circle on Clematis Lane near the Varnett School. The site is an entry point into the Willow Waterhole Greenway.
Sara Hansen, Gian Allen, and Joshua Watson teamed up for their Gold and Eagle projects to turn a barren site at the Willow Waterhole Greenway into a forest of 31 trees (see photo). The site is located at the northeast corner of Levitt Lake and the forest will eventually provide a natural screen from a nearby South Post Oak commercial strip center. Sara is a member of Troop 21126 from St. Thomas More, Gian and Joshua are members of Troop 500 from Brentwood Church.