Eagle Scout has a doggone good project

Morgan Boon isn't a fan of mud - or of muddy dogs. So when he was deciding on an Eagle Scout project, he opted to build a 200-foot-long boardwalk at the Ferrysburg Dog Park in Coast Guard Park.
Marie Havenga
Dec 27, 2011

 

The park will likely see heavy use this week with students on holiday break.

“I think it was really needed out there,” said Morgan, 15, who brings his Siberian husky to the park about once a week. “I’ve been out there when it was muddy and this has prevented most of the mud in the entrance and underneath the barricade there.”

Morgan said he’s heard many positive comments about the boardwalk, which he constructed with nearly 50 volunteers in mid-November.

“People have really commented on the (10-by-10-foot) entrance platform,” said Morgan, a Spring Lake High School sophomore. “That was an addition we decided to do at the last minute to prevent mud and tracking.”

Boon said the 48 volunteers amassed more than 200 hours during the four-day construction period. Materials cost more than $2,000. Donations are being accepted at Ferrysburg City Hall, 17290 Roosevelt Road.

Tribune News Editor Becky Vargo contributed to this story.

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

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