Project Title: Touisset Audubon Walking Platforms
Project Description: After receiving approval from Council, JP raised funds for the project materials by distributing a fundraising letter to all households near the Touisset Audubon Preserve. His original goal was to raise $1,200, but the adjacent neighborhoods really stepped up, and as a result JP was able to raise $2,855. Because of everyone’s generosity, JP was able to increase the scope of his project. JP then purchased all materials from Home Depot (who covered the delivery fee), and his team of Troop IV volunteers built fifteen 8′ walking platforms and one 16′ specialty platform / removable bridge. These platforms were then placed throughout the Audubon Preserve in the perennially wet / muddy spots located on the trials. After the project was complete JP still had $1,000 in cash. He donated this money to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and they agreed to set these funds aside for any future unscheduled needs / projects specifically related to the Touisset Audubon Preserve (i.e the money would not be applied to regularly schedule maintenance projects). The A.S.R.I., the three Touisset neighborhoods from which JP solicited funds, and visitors to the Touisset Audubon Preserve have been extremely pleased with the project and are very grateful to Troop IV.
Making the test/ template platform.
JP lending a hand to Assemly Team 2.
Assembly Team 3 is on a well earned lunch break. Thank you Subway Sandwiches for discounting the cost of of your subs!
Walking platforms 1-4 (of 16) placed and ready for visitors.