Please sign up for the final workdays!
Saturday July 7th 9am-6pm
Sunday July 8th 9am-6pm
In less than two weeks, the final two out of six workdays will take place for my Eagle Project to build a 400-foot trail at the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont. It has been going really well so far and I wanted to share an update.
Over the first weekend (May 26th and May 27th) we used a Kubota tractor, a dirt tiller, and a ground compactor to dig up two inches of ground and create a firm embedded foundation for the trail.
The second weekend (June 9th and June 10th) we cut and laid out 800-feet of wooden pressure treated outdoor grade 4x4s along the trail. We then staked them into the ground with 1-foot metal stakes and sledgehammers.
Thank you to everyone that came out to help over the first two weekends!
The weekend of weekend July 7th and 8th is the final working weekend. We will be distributing 16-tons of gravel along the trail, as well as laying down stepping stones around the gravesites for better access.
If you are available the weekend of July 7th and 8th, please sign-up and come out to help! We are going to need all the help we can get. Please sign up through the signup genius linked below:
Signup, plus more details and information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44afab22a31-signup
Mikaeel Martinez Jaka
Eagle Scout Candidate - Troop 163 and Crew 786
-Shark's Tooth Newsletter Editor
-Amangamek-Wipit LEC Member
-Arrowmen Press Corp Member
-Goose Creek OA Graphic Arts Committee Member
Hi everyone, Thank you for your support of my Eagle Project to install a 400-ft trail at the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont to enable the community to visit and pay their respects at this sacred space. Together, we will support the Loudoun Freedom Center (who my project w...