August 2011 - Eagle Scout Projects Completed

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Whispers in the Forest
Newtown Forest Association
Connecticut's Oldest Private Land Trust
Newtown Forest Association
Benefits From Troop 370 Eagle Scout Projects

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT (September 23, 2011)—Three young men from Boy Scout Troop
370 working to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting, have each completed
separate community service projects at Newtown Forest Association (NFA) properties. Completing
an approved community service project is a primary requirement for achieving Eagle Scout.

The first project was completed by Brian Van de Weerdt at the NFA’s
Hattertown Pond/Straus
Preserve. Brian and the team of volunteers he organized and supervised installed a new trail with
openings to the pond for fishermen to get closer to the water in more spots, wood duck houses,
and a floating dock for small, unpowered boats.

The other two Eagle projects were conducted at the NFA’s
Greenleaf Preserve. Scout Connor
Pineau and his team installed a new information kiosk, blazed and created a new trail loop,and
built a small bridge in the northern end of the Preserve. Kyle Watts and his volunteers completed a
much more prominent bridge, blazed a short trail along the stream, installed an informational kiosk
and a natural rock bench in the southern end of the Greenleaf Preserve leading from the NFA sign
on Greenleaf Farms Road.

The Newtown Forest Association, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the oldest private land trust in
Connecticut. NFA is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources in Newtown, for
the benefit of the community and all nature lovers. Currently, more than 1,100 acres are preserved
through NFA stewardship, thanks to the support of membership dues and generous donors. The
NFA cooperates with but operates independently from  the Town of Newtown and receives no
funding from the Town.  
For more information on the Newtown Forest Association, visit www.NewtownForestAssociation.
org; and “like”  the Newtown Forest Association Facebook page.