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Scouts Build Pollinator Garden At DuPont Forest's Visitor Center


July 16, 2018

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Eagle Scout candidate Mark Ward (in the white T-shirt), helps buid a pollinator center at the Aleen Steinberg Vistor Center at Dupont State Recreational Forest.

The Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center at DuPont State Recreational Forest has become a better environment for a different kind of visitor: Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

On Saturday, May 12, Boy Scouts from Troop 622 out of Mills River United Methodist Church installed a garden designed to help pollinating insects and Monarch butterflies. The project was led by Eagle Scout candidate, Mark Ward.

Along with Ward, Boy Scouts Nicky Aguilar, Kenneth Smith, Alex Headrick, Gabriel Grieme and Kevin Burton prepared the site for planting and installed plants attractive to Monarch butterfli...

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