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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Conyers, Georgia, USA

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Conyers, Georgia, USA
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mitch973



Registered: December 2011
City/Town/Province: Lithonia
Posts: 1
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The reason I have participated in an ecologist project is simply because I want to help preserve the environment. The project has been done though the Boy Scouts of America. My project I did for my Eagle project. Of course being involved in boy scouts has taught me how care for the environment but most importantly understand and respect the environment.
The area where I did my project was on the property of First Baptist Church of Conyers in Conyers, Georgia. It was on the property that they are currently not using that runs by a small creek. The project itself was a mile and a half hiking trail and a eight foot by eight foot 5 benches and tree identification signs. The way I did the trail was to mark off the trail and then began to cut small trees and bushes out of the way. The cut trees and bushes were then put into piles that became home for birds and other small animals. Then we raked the trail down to the hard layer of dirt. We also pay attention to terrain to make sure to help prevent erosion. After I completed the trail we began to work on the covered picnic table. We cut all of the wood at the church since it required power. We then carried each piece of wood in by hand and then assembled it on site. After we accomplished building the picnic table we then began to build the benches. We did the benches in the same way we did the table we cut the wood at the church then assembled the benches on site. The way we did the tree identification signs was to type the information then print it and have it laminated. The wooden part we did the same as everything up was to cut the wood at the church and then assembly it on site.
The most important reason why it is important to take care of the area where I did my project is simple. It lies next to a creek and in someone’s back yard. The area needed to be clean and be kept clean since the trash and garbage flows into the creek. The other reason being the project is near a large neighborhood. This is to show the people what lies in their backyard.
The way my project help benefit the environment was very simply. Before I came into the area was full of trash and debris. So it benefited right from the start since I cleaned the area up while we marked the trail. After the trail and picnic table and benches were done it benefited by bringing people into the area and giving them a way they could enjoy nature.
My project has enriched me by teaching me how easy it is to turn a backyard into a teaching tool for the community. Also that this is the best way to teach the community how to treat the environment. This has also inspired me to go and teach people how the simplest of things can have a huge affect on their environment.
Date: December 27, 2011 ∑ Views: 5165 ∑ File size: 25.7kb, 2552.7kb: 2592 x 1936 ∑
Hours Volunteered: 578.5
Volunteers: 32
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 18 & 11 to 58
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 12.5
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 20
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