The Port of Woodland is partnering with three Scouts from Woodland Boy Scout Troop 531 for their Eagle Scout projects to develop a Community Orchard at 1620 Guild Road. The orchard is original to the property and recognized as a centennial farm by Washington State University as the Guild-Klady dating back to 1878. The project will include restoring the entrance sign and landscaping, a layout of the Park to include heritage trees, benches, trails as well as signs throughout the site identifying the trees and overall history of the family and site.
“This is a great opportunity to provide a community orchard to the public, honoring Woodland’s heritage in agriculture and the families that homestead here, providing three young men a service project, and beautifying our future Guild Road Industrial Park II,” stated Jennifer Keene, Executive Director.
Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable from the Boy Scout program. The three Scouts are Noah Kuykendall, Angus Muir and Will Buttrell. Noah will be designing the layout of the park, Angus will be planting trees in coordination with the Port’s landscaper and researching the history of the park and Will is in charge of designing and landscaping the new entrance sign. The Scouts will present their project to the Port Commission February 2, 2017 at 4 PM at the Port’s Commission Room.
“Saving a part of Woodland’s agricultural history and protecting these historic trees in the orchard was key. These three Scouts will be a part of maintaining our history here in Woodland” commented Commissioner Dale Boon.