SCA’s Detroit CLC gets a shout-out and a slide show from The Huffington Post this week. “I had a negative view of [Eliza Howell] park,” crew member Barri Tiggle says in the feature, “but it kind of changed over time and now everything is just open and colorful.” Crew leader Jhon Clark is also quoted in the story, saying the CLC is trying to make the park “more acceptable and friendly.”
This excerpt from the article sums up the crews hard work:
The Eliza Howell Park crew certainly had their hands full this summer. Their work included cutting grass from a parking lot to the woods; laying down a wood chip path; widening a trail that had become impassable; creating a new path to the existing Eliza Howell Nature Trail; using downed logs to build “check steps” into a path to slow erosion and improve access; constructing a 24-foot wood bridge over a drainage ditch leading into the Rouge River; and building a sign to let others know about their project.
“The work was pretty intense, but we got it done,” said Barri Tiggle, an 18-year crew member who will be attending Grand Valley State University this fall.
Great job Detroit leaders! your hard work has paid off!