During the Nov. 5 Stackhouse Park, Inc. board of directors meeting, Westmont Hilltop Junior/Senior High School eighth grader Morgan Allen proposed a project that will help educate park visitors about local trees.
With the help of her grandfather, Morgan wants to create approximately 10 tree markers to be placed in Stackhouse Park.
Morgan and her family moved to Westmont in the summer of 2017. They consider Stackhouse Park one of their favorite places in Johnstown. When Morgan joined her local Girl Scout troop, she learned that she would need to spearhead a project in order to earn her Silver Award. She decided to come up with a project that would enhance Stackhouse Park.
Specifically, Morgan's project will involve creating sturdy, wooden markers that will identify and describe select trees within Stackhouse Park. With the help of board president and forester John Zelenski, Morgan will select up to 10 trees in the park and install the markers accordingly. Furthermore, Morgan plans to contact local businesses in order to receive the supplies and monetary donations needed to complete the project. She also intends to maintain all of the tree markers that she makes.
The board unanimously--and enthusiastically--approved Morgan's project, which is to be completed by September 2019.
Thank you for thinking of Stackhouse Park, Morgan!