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Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook
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Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook


Thanks to the efforts of Quinn Schwab and members of Boy Scout Troop #238, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook has had a cleanup. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Schwab led the cleanup of debris that was the last remnant of a long-ago farm dump that had been hidden in a ravine on the property. 

According to Scoutmaster Art Phillips, “The Eagle Scout Service Project is generally the last requirement the scout has to complete in order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The main purpose of the project is for the scout to show that he has learned leadership skills and then use these skills in carrying out the project. The project often helps others in doing work that they may not be able to do themselves.” 

Sue Friess, deputy supervisor for the Town of Aurora, said: “It is a wonderful thing when youth in our community step forward as leaders to make a difference. The town board greatly appreciates Quinn’s leadership and the contributions of the troop to enhance the town’s newly acquired property.” 

Nancy Smith, executive director of the Western New York Land Conservancy and chair of the Aurora Open Space Committee said, “Our thanks go out to neighbors Tim Sievenpiper and John Hughes for making the connections and coordinating logistics with the scout troop and the town. We hope that this is the first of many projects that will further enhance the public and natural resource benefits of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook.” 

Special thanks are also due to Jay Gnojek and Larry Daley, two parents from the troop, whose assistance was instrumental to the successful completion of the project. 

Members of the community with suggestions for additional projects at the overlook are welcome to contact Nancy Smith at nancyrs@wnylc.org or (716) 687-1225.


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