Last spring, alert “06880” reader Katherine Ross was walking along Imperial Avenue, near Harborview Road. She noticed what she called “a forgotten park on the river.” Small trails, a few benches were hidden and a plaque identifying “William P. Teuscher Wetlands Preserve” were hidden, she says, by overgrown weeds and poison ivy.
This summer, Katherine noted substantial changes. Trails had been cleared. Wood chips were down. New plants had taken root.
Katherine was impressed. But she did not know who was responsible.
Recently, she learned the answer. Staples student Patrick Overton took on the task, for his Troop 39 Eagle Scout project. He had help from his brother James.
What a great idea. And how nice to do something so important, so well — and so quietly.
PS: Here’s a closeup of the plaque. Very interesting and educational (except for the misspelled “whose.”)