Eagle Scouts honored

| 29 Sep 2011 | 03:19

West Milford - Three of West Milford’s finest young men were honored by the township council earlier this month for achieving their Eagle Scout status. Steven Heerema, left, Andrew Baez, center, and Brian Gow, right, described their Eagle Scout projects to the council. Heerema built an information kiosk for the New Jersey Audubon Society Weis Ecology Center and expanded a garden. The project took 150 hours to complete. Hareema, the son of Tom and Nancy Heerema, is planning on attending Richard Stockton College in September, majoring in speech and language. Baez, the son of Mike and Ivette Baez, built a fishing dock at the Oak Ridge community, spending 120 hours on it. He is a senior at Pope John High School and plans to attend Drexel University in the fall, majoring in sports management. Gow spent 220 hours building a nature trail at Apshawa. The winding trail leads to a butterfly garden, with native plants and learning stations. Gow is the son of Jim and Leeann Gow and will be attending Bergen Community College majoring in engineering. Mayor Bettina Bieri noted that all three of the projects made by the young men were environmental projects. The scouts each thanked their parents for their support through their projects and their many years of scouting.