May 25th

Will County
Forest Preserve

Dismantle Deer Enclosures

Joe Schuld  ·   Eagle Scout Project

My Eagle Scout Project consists of the removal of approximately 40 deer enclosures in the Messenger Marsh Forest Preserve, not to be confused with Messenger Woods.

Each enclosure is circular and is made up of 12 eight-foot wooden posts, surrounded by plastic wire fencing.

To remove the enclosures, we will go around with a utility knife, cutting the plastic wire fencing from the posts and then piling it on the side of the trail where we will be working. The posts are old wood so they can easily be removed and piled on the side of the trail. We will have a group formed to load all of the fencing and posts from the side of the trail onto pickup trucks/trailers to take to a nearby dumpster while the rest move on to the next enclosure.

We will start at 8:00 am, due to the schedule of the Forest Preserve there are no rain dates and we will carry through with the project rain or shine. Donuts and coffee will be provided in the morning, along with lunch. Work gloves will be provided.

Messenger Marsh is located on South Bell Road, south of Route 7/159th Street in Homer Glen.

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