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Eagle Scout project honors boy's father

One of the tasks Wesley South tackled as he worked to become an Eagle Scout was creating a nature trail on a small island near the Inglis Lock. The project was particularly meaningful to Wesley because his father, Steven South, drowned in nearby waters when Wesley was 4.

The island is managed by the Office of Greenways and Trails and is used mostly by scouts, hikers and bicyclists. South's 150-foot trail through a picturesque hardwood hammock is an attractive addition to hikers' options.

Fellow scouts helped South clear the 6-foot-wide trail and build rails out of crooked branches and rough benches made of split logs. The most recent and finishing touch was added on April 18. A sign recognizing the area as the "Stephen D. South Memorial Overlook" was ceremoniously hung, a memorial to a father from his son.

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