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By Rhonda Allen & Chris Murphy

LaLoma Native Garden Helped by Eagle Scout

The LaLoma Native Plant garden is finally a reality and thanks to a huge neighborhood and Love Modesto effort, this once barren lot is now a really cool park with a trail and native California plants. Now, the park has a new bulletin board to showcase what is going on.

Thanks to the hard work of Eagle Scout, Jacob Kubik, from Boy Scout Troop 13, a new bulletin board has been installed at the native plant garden. It will be used to post informational materials about the garden, native plants, pollinators, ways the community can get involved, etc.

Jacob took on the construction and installation as his Eagle Scout project, working on it for over three months. It will be a valuable asset for the garden. When time came for installin the bulletin board, he got the help of many of the scouts in Troop 13. It took two days of digging posts, cementing braces, shingling the roof, and hanging doors to get the two-sided bulletin board in place.

The neighborhood is grateful for his hard work and well executed craftmanship! This is just an example of the way our community can work together. If you haven’t seen this really cool park, please stop by and check it out on Encina between Conejo and Phoenix.

You can help this park by contributing to the GoFundMe site to develop more plantings and landscape. www.gofundme.com/la-loma-native-plant-garden

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.