Mary-Scott Nature Park Improvements WishList
** indicates likely project for volunteer labor.  Items are listed alphabetically, not by priority.
         
Submit project ideas & requests to friendsofmsnp@gmail.com     More info:  http://www.MaryScottNP.org    
All plans for modifying county property, including this park, must be pre-approved by the owner.


**  PROJECT TEAM VOLUNTEERS – GET PROJECTS MOVING by  
  • DEFINING (what specifically is desired and how will it be accomplished), 
  • FUNDING (govt, grants, events, etc), and  
  • arranging STAFFING for those projects (convincing the county, finding volunteers, etc)

GATHERING AREAs HARDSCAPE WISHLIST:
  • Add benches PER MASTER PLAN  **
  • Add Little-Free-Library near parking lot  **
  • Add picnic or game tables PER MASTER PLAN near path to Briarcliff.  **
  • Add play area for somewhat older children, perhaps a low balance beam or tetherball in the front woodland, next to the existing play area.
  • Create a deck, over the old home's footprint, with streamside railing and/or built-in seating.  **
  • Install arbor at concrete round PER MASTER PLAN ($10K-$15K)
  • Select, fund, contract for a water fountain with hose bibb near play area ($9K bid)

GENERAL HARDSCAPE WISHLIST:
  • Add boardwalk entrances with switchbacks at Overlook East & West entrances
  • Interpretive Signs:  Design, fund, produce, install educational phenolic signs on posts ($1K/sign) along trails
  • Repair front driveway ruts 

        NATIVE ENVIRONMENT RESTORATION WISHLIST:
        • Invasive Plant Control (bamboo, kudzu, etc): Professional, ONGOING thru 2016. ($11K)  
        • Invasive Plant Control.  (English ivy, privet, core kudzu, etc): ONGOING **
        • Streambank stabilization & trail
        • Wildlife: Install BlueBird houses near front edge of woods **

        OTHER LANDSCAPING & TRAIL MAINTENANCE WISHLIST:
        • Add terracing/steps on front East path **
        • Eradicate privet stumps at Overlook West entrance **
        • Extend front entryway landscape project **
        • Maintain Fern Trail near Overlook West entrance **
        • Spread wood chips dumped near parking lot **

        ================     COMPLETED !!!    ==================   (in date order)
        • Replace vandalized plastic in all kiosks ($500) – COMPLETED 2014 [Volunteer Project]
        • Landscape an attractive entry area ($10K) – COMPLETED 2013  [Park Pride grant, Volunteer + Contractor Project]
        • Create Fern trail near Overlook West entry– COMPLETED 2010 Aug [Eagle Scout Project]
        • Lay chips in un-finished trail to Overlook – COMPLETED 2011 Oct [Church Volunteer Project]
        • Cut back large privet at Overlook West – COMPLETED 2011 Oct [Church Volunteer Project]
        • Info kiosks at all 3 entrances – COMPLETED 2011 Sept [Scout project with Civic Assn assist]
        • Restore Overlook West ‘sanctuary’ sitting area – COMPLETED 2013 Mar [College Student Volunteer Project]

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