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Peter Gattle's Eagle Project

posted Apr 7, 2017, 2:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

- April 9th-22nd - 

Peter will be clearing a trail, putting in a fence, and making an overlook in the Thousand Islands near Cocoa Beach with the help of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. There will be three work days, and we still need people to sign up. Here are more details on the project:

  • DATE: April 9th (2:00pm), 15th (8:30am - 3:30pm), 22nd (8:30am - 3:30pm)
  • LOCATION: Ramp Road Park, Cocoa Beach (See map below)
  • BRING: Sunscreen, Water Shoes/Work Boots, Bug Spray, Gloves, Tools (Loppers and Saws)

Click here to see the signup sheet. The first work day is filled, but we still need people, especially older boys, to help out.

I am going to be clearing a trail which will be a bit under a mile. At the head of this trail I will be putting in a fence to make the area look nicer, as well as at the end of a trail where a 5'x8' overlook will be constructed. I am working with a nice man named Mr. Knight, who is from the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, to accomplish this project. He has offered me help from some of his workers, so there will be 1-3 of them at the work site, depending on the day. 

On April 9th (Sunday) we will be meeting at Ramp Road Park in Cocoa Beach, to transport materials to the island. This will be in the afternoon starting at 2:00 because of most people having church in the morning and I don't think that the transport of materials will take too long.

On April 15th (Saturday) we will meet at the same place and hopefully be started by 8:30 AM. On that day the clearing will immediately go into full force so I will need all the help I can get there. I will need 4 or 5 older boys if possible to help work on the overlook. I will try to have one of Mr. Knight workers helping with the overlook at all time, so that he can be sure it is done right. I will also need 4-5 volunteers helping out with the fence at the front. It will be a split rail style fence. There will be two sections of fence each with three posts and two cross bars. This should take a solid 4-6 hours, but no longer than that. We will wrap up work around 3:00 for a 3:30 pick up time.

On April 22nd (Saturday) another workday will be held at the same place and same time. We will work until done or until 3:00, whichever comes first. Hopefully the fence will have been finished on the 15th. All other finalization to be made should be wrapped up by the end of the day. In case we don't finish on the 22nd I have the 23rd listed as a backup day, but we will not meet then unless necessary, but hopefully everything will be done before then.

 - Peter

Ramp Road Park