Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge has been the beneficiary of several Eagle Scout projects recently.
Along Haller Haven's Trail, there are two new benches, at various distances along the trail, ready for hikers who want to take a break. One bench offers a peaceful view of Lake Texoma, the other overlooks a pond.
A new long bench has been built along the Meadow Pond Trail. This bench will seat a small group and looks out over Deaver Pond.
New benches have also been installed along Harris Creek Trail. In addition, landscape fabric has been laid along a portion of the trail and overlaid with small gravel to offer mud-free footing during wet weather.
A wooden stile has been built over above-ground-level oilfield pipes that intersected the path to the bank fishing area at Big Mineral Creek, improving walk safety for fishermen using that pathway.
Thanks go to the all the Eagle Scout candidates who have chosen to build projects at the Refuge through the years, adding to the enjoyment of Hagerman NWR for the many visitors.
For more information about Hagerman NWR, see http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/hagerman/index.html and for information about programs and activities at the Refuge, see http://www.friendsofhagerman.com/.