An Eagle Takes Flight

Eagle Scout Jake Clancy (second from left) supervises the placement of crushed stone on the new portions of the trail.

This spring, Penn Dixie was proud to host Eagle Scout candidate Jake Clancy’s trailbuilding project, which featured the development of approximately 600 feet of new trails at the site. Jake and his dad, Shawn, first approached us over the winter with an idea to improve and extend Penn Dixie’s nature trails.

Since much of our 54-acre site is relative undeveloped, we thought that this would be a great idea to increase our capacity for future nature programs — and create new, accessible ways to view and enjoy our wildlife.

Jake selected us for this honor and we are very satisfied with the final results, which included 575 feet of 6-8 foot wide new trails plus refurbishment of 250 feet of original trail. Penn Dixie thanks Jake and Shawn Clancy as well as the volunteers and community supporters who helped to make this project happen.

Boy Scout Troop 4 Volunteers:
Chance Gunderman
Logan Gunderman
Adam Blair
Matthew Fitzner
Frank Schostick
Justin Staffone
Joey Stablewski
Paul Sass
Zack Brown
Nate McMillen
Lucas Biniewski

Troop 4 Adult Volunteers:
Tom Brown
John Gunderman
Dan McMillen
Kim Sass
Amy Fitzner
Doug Blair
Shawn Clancy
Michelle Clancy

Family and Friend Volunteers:
Kenneth Kota
Nathan Pasqualetti
David Pasqualetti
Shannon Pasqualetti
Megan Clancy
Bob Clancy
Johann Clancy

Lakeshore Hardware and Tool
Zoladz Construction (stone)
Aurora Optometric Group
West Herr Ford
Tops Markets
BJ’s Wholesale

Penn Dixie Staff and Volunters:
Jerry Bastedo
Sarah Einhouse

Jake clears underbrush in advance of the trail.
Jake’s team sets about spreading approx. 85 tons of crushed stone.
A new section of trail is completed.
Success! After crushed stone is spread and flattened, Jake evaluates the finished product.


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