BURLINGTON - Hikers of the trails at Larenim Park will have an easier time navigating through the woods thanks to the Eagle Scout project of Jacob Emry.

BURLINGTON - Hikers of the trails at Larenim Park will have an easier time navigating through the woods thanks to the Eagle Scout project of Jacob Emry.  
Emry is a member of Boy Scout Troop 27, sponsored by the Keyser Rotary Club. The project was done with the cooperation of the Mineral County Parks and Recreation Department, which oversees the park located on Patterson Creek Road.
As part of the project, a new sign was installed at the entrance of the park with a color-coded map of the trail system.  
Emry arranged for Gregory Vanscoy of RK&K Engineering to survey the trails and a map was produced.  Emry led a team of Boy Scouts and leaders, who cleared the trails over several workdays. The group then installed a series of markers along the footpaths, color coded for each of the trails.  
Trail name signs were placed at the start and end of each trail and at intersections so hikers can stay oriented.
Emry fabricated the trail signs at the Mineral County Technical Center under the supervision of his welding instructor, Dennis McGann.  Work on the project began in April and was completed in July with a total of 380 man hours given by Jacob and those involved.  
To complete the rank of Eagle, a Boy Scout must plan a major project to benefit his community. He must obtain the materials, manpower and expertise to make sure the project is done in a high quality manner.   Thanks go out to C & D Contracting, 84 Lumber of Keyser, RK&K Engineering and Dennis McGann of the Technical Center for their invaluable contributions of materials and know-how in the project.  Jacob is the son of Jason and Carol Emry and is a junior at Keyser High School.