out the Project:
Project will include roof replacement with metal roofing, painting the exterior and interior of the existing structure to include interior benches and the exterior ramp, and installation of a new driveway, parking lot, and pathway from Spring Brook Road.
GOOD NEWS! The total cost of the project is $2951. Thanks to all of your generous donations, I have exceeded the goal! Any funds in excess will be donated to the PA State Game Commission, because they are the Beneficiary of the project.
The goal is to have the project completed by the end of May, 2015.
Phase I: Project began on January 19, 2015 with the first load o gravel. A total of 111 tons were delivered from Eureka Stone Quarry, Milford PA. Due to fridgid temeratures, work did not resume until April 7, 2015 when Scotty Gillette of May Brothers Landscaping spread the gravel across the parking lot and driveway to level it off
Phase II - On Saturday, May 2, 2015: A new metal roof was added by adult volunteers and older scouts.
Phase III: On Sunday, May 3, 2015: Brush was removed from around the structure. The grass was raked and the grounds were cleaned. The structure was painted, inside and out, along with the handicap-access ramp & railing. The Eagle Viewing Station Sign was repainted and re-lettered. The finishing touch was a Brass “Eagle Scout Project” Placard that was installed on right side of door frame. Work was done by scouts of all ages, along with adult volunteers.
PA Game Commission Website: PLEASE CLICK HERE
To read more about the amazing history of how the PA State Game Commission and our own Shohola Lake on Game Lands #180 played a vital role in helping restore our Bald Eagle, please click here.
TROOP 76 | EAGLE SERVICE PROJECT: JOSEPH P. LOUGHTNEY III
Renovation of the Eagle Viewing Station on Pennsylvania State Game Lands #180, Shohola, PA
As part of a multi-state eagle-recovery effort, the PA State Commission in 1983 sent employees to Saskatchewan to retrieve a dozen 7 week old eaglets from nests in Churchill River valley? The birds were then hacked from specially constructed towers at Haldman Island on the Susquehanna River and Shohola Lake in Pike County. Through 1989, 88 Saskatchewan eaglets were hacked from the both locations. The bald eagle remains protected even though Pennsylvania no longer classifies it as threatened.
(Pennsylvania Game News: July, 2014)
How This Project Helped the Community:
The bald eagle is the proud, national symbol of the United States of America. It is also the symbol of the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. The eagle is a majestic bird and is fascinating to watch. We are very lucky to have an eagle’s nest in our own back yard! This project will help facilitate access to the viewing station for the public.