Thank You Spencer Lecky and Palisades Park Troop 379!

Spencer Lecky Fourth from Left

This past Saturday Spencer Lecky from Palisades Park Troop 379 and his fellow Scouts created a new Butterfly Garden at DeKorte Park and refurbished and stained four deteriorating park benches as part of Spencer’s Eagle Scout project. Thank you Spencer and your Troop members from the NJSEA for a tremendous job well done!

To create the Butterfly Garden, the Troop installed a rock border and weeded the area adjacent to a recently planted pollinator garden. They added a fresh coat of top soil and planted Asclepias incarnata, Swamp milkweed. Swamp milkweed is vital for butterflies like the Monarch, which is in serious decline.

Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants. Adding milkweed to the garden ensures a food supply for the life cycle of a Monarch as well as other pollinators.

2 thoughts on “Thank You Spencer Lecky and Palisades Park Troop 379!

  1. Paulette Ramsey

    Great news. Thank you Spencer and the Ridgefield Scout Troop 379 for your help in keeping the Butterflies at DeKorte Park and the Meadowlands. Proud of you folks. Congratulations from the Richard W DeKorte family, the residents and visitors to our precious NJ Meadowlands. BBB Paulette DeKorte Ramsey. Franklin Lakes Borough Council

  2. Don Torino

    Many thanks from Everyone at Bergen County Audubon Society ! your hard work is very much appreciated helping to improve the habitat of our meadowlands for both wildlife and the people that love to visit there, thanks gain


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