Eagle Scout Name: Nicholas James Mydlowski , Troop 4
Number of service hours: 149 hrs
Name of Project: Zinnen Restoration Garden Restoration
Description of Project: Nicholas’s goal for his project is to is to renovate, refresh, re-envision and expand the native planting area at the Zinnen Boat Launch (now the Zinnen Restoration Garden) on Eagle Lake in Western Racine County (Kansasville) Wisconsin. This native planting area has been in existence for several years but is poorly maintained and limited in scope. Its purpose is for educating Eagle Lake residents on how to maintain their shoreline properties in a healthy manner (falls under the Healthy Lakes and Rivers Program run by the DNR). Right now, the area is about 60 square feet and has a path in rough condition with many deep-rooted native plants mostly intact and some educational signage. Nicholas’s project consists of making the walkway accessible to people with disabilities such as those with wheelchairs, which will be achieved via compacted crushed red granite. The second main goal will be to remove the old pathway pavers and make a path using those stone pavers with crushed red granite in-between. Finally, the goal will be to add educational signage (4 post signs to the location to educate the local lake residents how to maintain their shorelines and why the Zinnen Restoration Garden exists.