Ceremony to mark conclusion of student's wetlands project

December 18, 1997

Shannon McDonald, a South Carroll High School senior, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a handicapped-accessible trail, bridge and walkway that were recently constructed in the wetlands behind the school in Winfield.

The ceremony will be held at 12: 45 p.m. tomorrow and concludes Shannon's community service project to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

She coordinated the project with the help of science teacher Robert Foor-Hogue, fellow students and her family. The project took 345 hours and was paid for through a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund.

The trail is 358 feet long, and the bridge crossing the stream is 35 feet. The 48-foot-long walkway spans a protected spring.

The school's Science Research Department invites the community to enjoy the trail behind the school at 1300 W. Old Liberty Road.

Pub Date: 12/18/97

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