Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Friends of Fox Valley Youth, in conjunction with two boy scout eagle projects, will be revitalizing Good Shepherd’s Nesler road property this spring/summer to bring the surrounding community and Church together into a closer relationship. A three part “Green Project” has been established to develop a Shepherd path, community garden and to grow a wildflower restoration area.
The Shepherd path was an idea created by Life Scout, John Tighe, who believes that a path connecting the subdivisions of Providence, Copper Springs, Shadow Hill and Waterford in west Elgin to Good Shepherd Church will bring our community together. It will also provide a way for residences to walk, run or bike to local restaurants and shops, attend church or make a connection to other paths. The path will be an 8-foot-wide path that will wind through an 8-acre wildflower planted field. There will be benches available to take a rest on or to enjoy nature and bird houses to enjoy the wildlife. To earn the Eagle rank John must plan, develop, and provide leadership related to this project and he is asking you for your support by purchasing a brick.
The community garden was an idea created by Life Scout, Matt Bazukas, who believes that it is so important to provide a resource for local residence to grow healthy habits. The community garden will be a large fenced in garden area with multiple raised beds that will allow the community access to garden and grow together. To earn the Eagle rank Matt must plan, develop, and provide leadership related to this project and he is asking you for your support by purchasing a brick.
The wildflower restoration project is a complex project that will allow the church to provide a conservation area for church members and community residence to enjoy together. Wildflowers and prairie grass will cover roughly 8-acres and will start to be planted in June of 2020.
This is a big project that will require many hours of labor and approximately $40,000 in materials and vendor related costs. Our goal is to raise $10,000 – $15,000 doing this brick fundraiser. We have received donor matching funds for this entire goal. Your brick will be included in the overall project as a lasting tribute to your support of this project and of your community. Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions related to this project please contact Bob Tighe at 847-695-2700 or at Robert.email@example.com.
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