Andrew Oberhelman’s Eagle Scout Project completed

The finished project

Working with the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, Life Scout, Andrew Oberhelman, completed his Eagle Scout Project in Jeffrey Fontana Park.  It is located across from the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden on the east side of McAbee Road.  and on planting day, Andrew was guided by David Poeschel, also of MFPA, who mentored the Scouts in planting CA Native plants and shrubs

Andrew selected native plants for his restoration project to provide a demonstration of their importance in water conservation in our environment. He raised nearly $300 in fundraisers and MFPA provided any other necessary funding. Louie, of the City Parks Dept., worked to renovate an existing non-operative irrigation system and had it working for the Nov. 10 planting date besides helping out with the planting.

A big thanks to the members of his scouting troop and parents, the city’s Parks Dept, Our City Forest, as well as MFPA mentors and volunteers who helped him complete his project.  Andrew also worked with the chair of MFPA’s Restoration and Improvement Committee, Pat Pizzo, who helped guide him with his plant selection.  On planting day, Andrew was guided by David Poeschel, also of MFPA, who mentored the Scouts in planting CA Native plants and shrubs.

Check out the nice story in the Almaden Times Weekly:  An Eagle Scout spreads his wings.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bryant, Dale on November 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The Almaden Resident would be happy to do a story about this. Could you please ask Andrew or his parents to contact me with some additional information, such as where he goes to school, etc.? Thanks. Dale Bryant Almaden Resident 408.200.1021

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    From: MARTIN-FONTANA PARKS ASSOCIATION [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:27 AM To: Bryant, Dale Subject: [New post] Andrew Oberhelman’s Eagle Scout Project completed

    Martin-Fontana Parks Association posted: ” The finished project Working with the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, Life Scout, Andrew Oberhelman, completed his Eagle Scout Project in Jeffrey Fontana Park. It is located a”

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  2. […] group planting the east-side of the fence that defines their first effort of last Fall 2012, the Eagle Scout project of Andrew Oberhelman. Thanks to the leadership of Scoutmaster Richard Blume, Troop 262 has adopted this area of the park […]

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  3. […] NE Corner of Golden Oaks Way and McAbee Road. This area was where Andrew Oberhelman completed his Eagle Scout Project on Nov 10th, 2012. In the process of looking for the leak, the native plants growing in an […]

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