Troop 677 in based in Sammamish and is directed by Scoutmast Allan G. There are at present 47 Scouts in the troup and they have produced an impressive 45 Eagle Scouts since their founding in 1993. Eagle candidate Alec B. is 16 years old and successfully completed this important project.
The buffer enhancement project was completed two weeks ago. It involved 37 Scouts and a total contribution of 191 hours and 45 minutes. They removed invasive species, did some minor grading, spread composted soil, and planted 175 shrubs and trees.
The Museum's wetland ecologist Scott L. volunteered his time to provide technical support and assitance for this one day project. Scott is with Environ and completed the reports required for the Train Shed's National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") review, State Environmental Policy Act ("SEPA") review, and the Snoqualmie Sensitive Areas Review.
Special thanks to Clayton L. and his North Fork Enterprises for sending Rick over to strip part of the site with a backhoe.
As you can see, building a railway museum in the 21st Century involves far more than a building and some track!