|Eagle Scout Clifford Stallworth|
Ijams would like to thank Eagle Scout Clifford Stallworth.
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Stallworth of Troop-6 Boy Scouts of America, Knoxville, raised funds to rent a $250 pump to remove silt from the Plaza Pond in front of the Ijams' Visitor Center.
Stowers Equipment rental Company donated the $200 rental of intake and discharge hose for the project.
They deepened the pond and removed vegetation to maintain the site as a viable pond and keeping it from evolving into a plant-filled swamp.
Local scouts—first the Girl then the Boy Scouts—began coming to Ijams to fulfill their badge requirements in 1923. That's 90 years ago!
- Story by Ed Yost. Photos by Alan Easley and Stephen Lyn Bales
|Troop 6 and volunteers|