Project Spotlight showcases recently completed Community Service Projects
March 20, 2017 - Boy Scout Chaitanya Lavu completed his Eagle Scout project at Centennial Park. Chaitanya and 21 volunteers worked a combined 60 hours completing the project. The project consisted of clearing out the invasive vegetation and planting Bald Cypress trees in their place. The trees were donated by the Parks and Recreation Department.
March 1, 2017 - A group of employees from Fairmont Santrol purchased and planted several trees in Centennial Park. Employees are encouraged to volunteer and every few months the company completes a local community service project.
January 4, 2017 - Kyle Galkowski from Boy Scout Troop 468 held a blood drive in early January at the Pearland Recreation Center for his Eagle Scout project. Seven volunteers worked a combined total of 22 hours to ensure the success of the event. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center received 67 blood donations, which directly impacted those in the City/surrounding area who are in desperate need of the blood.
August 6, 2016 - Coach Adrian Adams and his Emery / Weiner School Football team completed the installation of a partial ring of sod near the top of the pond at Shadow Creek Ranch. The pre-season service project took 19 participants a total of 28.5 hours to complete. In 2015, the same team worked on the trail for Independence Park, hauling decomposed granite up the hills and spreading the material to even out the path.
July 27, 2016 - Girl Scout Troop 27119 planted flowers which attract Monarch Butterflies at the way station at the John Hargrove Environmental Complex.
Troop 27119 has been in existence since 2007 when the girls were Daisy Scouts. Previously, the girl scouts helped Tyler Froberg with the Pearland way station at the Pearland Recycling Center to promote the Monarch Madness Festival to other State Parks in Texas as well. In May 2013, the troop received their Bronze Award for establishing and helping to maintain that way station. Several of the girls started planting milk weeds in their backyards and releasing butterflies, though none have an official way station of their own. The girls then decided they wanted to get their Silver Award in an activity promoting awareness of the plight of the Monarch, so they began planning the Monarch Madness Festival.
May 12, 2016 - Fairmont Santrol, under the supervision of Brittney Hataway, Sustainable Development Coordinator-Houston Region, has purchased and planted several trees around both the John Hargove Environmental Complex and the Edible Fruit Trail. Employees are encouraged to volunteer and every few months the company completes a local community service project.