Eagle Scout project plants windbreak at Sandquist Park

For his 2012 Eagle Scout Award community project, Grant Fauver of Isanti chose to get dirty with a tree-planting plan which creates a windbreak on the west border of the softball complex at Sandquist Family Park. His organizational efforts concluded with a work day on Saturday, June 2.

Grant Fauver (in uniform back left) pictured with his tree planting crew on the June 2 work day at Sandquist Family Park. Photo by Greg Hunt

An initial order of seedlings from a foundation didn’t come through on time, but Fauver got his hands on 20 larger Black Hills spruce trees purchased from Wolcyn’s Tree Farm for the project. Fauver recruited family members and friends to help get the trees in the ground on the work day.

“With my 18th birthday coming up this December, I was looking around for a community project to do to get my Eagle Scout before that. I e-mailed to (Cambridge) Mayor Marlys Palmer if there were any projects on the city’s list, and eventually it got to Tom Smith of the Cambridge-Isanti Area Softball Association. So he and I began working together on the windbreak project starting about in February,” replayed Fauver.

The CIASA came through with $427 in funding for the trees so the project could be completed.

Fauver moved to his area from the Chisago Lakes region last September and does his Scouting through the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS).

“I enjoy Scout Camp and have been to most camps in Minnesota– Many Point, Tomahawk, Wilderness and Stearns. It’s a lot of fun for a whole week, and you get to meet a lot of people at them. I’m going back to Many Point in July,” he said.

Fauver needs to knock down a couple more merit badges en route to his Eagle Scout Award, then his Court of Honor will be held later this year.