Project Type: Soil and Water Conservation
Scout Name: Trey B.
Unit: Troop 533 Bastrop, Texas
Project Location: Buescher State Park.
Partner Oranization: Texas Parks and Wildlife
Completion date: February 14, 2006
Trey's conservation project was repairing erosion damage on the main trail at Buescher State Park in Smithville, TX. Trey led 30 Scouts and Scouters in over 400 hours of work on the soil conservation project. The trail suffered from many years of soil erosion that resulted in a 24-inch deep ditch down the center of the trail.
The group strategically placed water bars which were backfilled with kaliche, native soil, and mulch. These water bars were designed to direct water flow off the trail to protect the trail for future park visitors.