Tripp Mailler from Troop 99 of Owasso First Assembly of God put in over 215 hours and raised $1,000 to complete the renovation of the beaver habitat display at Three Forks Nature Center in Sequoyah State Park.
Tripp and his team installed new viewing panels for young visitors to see the exhibit more clearly and build a bridge for staff and volunteers to be able to cross the water feature in the habitat. They also adapted the landscaping and improved rainwater management.
“When choosing my Eagle Scout project, I felt that it was important for me to give back to a place I really love. Sequoyah State Park has always been important to me, so it was the obvious choice,” Tripp said.
“I know firsthand from my experience, those of my son, my troop, and the many people who stopped to talk to us while we were working on the project how important something seemingly so small can really be,” Trip’s dad Roger Mailler wrote.
“It is impossible to describe the looks on our young scouts’ faces when they get to see the bald eagle, the coyote, and the foxes for the first time.”
At the time this article was written, the 2020 Eagle Scouts have completed 9070 project hours so far, with many more Eagle Scouts to follow in 2020 as they continue traveling the trail to Eagle Scout.
Congratulations to Tripp for doing such an awesome job on this project for people to enjoy for years to come!
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