On Saturday, January 28th, Cub Scouts and parents from Pack 58 had an important work day at Brackett Bluff Nature Preserve. Pack 58, sponsored by DCPC and DUMC, spent the work day constructing a replacement silt fence to replace a failing one on the boundary of the important Nature Preserve.
Davidson Lands Conservancy had discovered that a previous silt fence had begun to fail, and that erosion from an adjacent landfill was threatening to impact the conservation values of the Brackett Bluff property. Davidson Lands Conservancy, as holder of the conservation easement on Brackett Bluff Nature Preserve, is responsible for monitoring the property and ensuring that no activities occur on the property that might negatively impact the soil, plants or wildlife.
The local cub scouts agreed to take on the job of replacing the fence. After digging a trench, then installing stakes and mesh fabric designed to hold back silt, Pack 58 spent some time exploring wildlife and interesting rock formations on the property. The scouts are working toward a World Conservation Award.