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Eagle Scouts Complete Rogers Bridge Project

Scouts from Troop 2000 help improve historic Rogers Bridge area.

Johns Creek Beautification Inc. announces the completion of the latest beautification installation at Rogers Bridge Road, inspired and planned as an Eagle Scout Project of Boy Scout Troop 2000, led by Eric Beppler. 

The troop’s plan was to improve the pedestrian area at the south end of Rogers Bridge Road on the north bank of the Chattahoochee River, connecting to the historic Rogers Bridge.  

The road is paved for pedestrian and cyclist use south of Bell Road, leading near the river. In its original state, the pavement ended abruptly, in an area of mud, muddy gravel and an overgrowth of plants. 

The project improved the area by removing trash, grading the area, filling in the muddy area with a more-durable gravel surface, adding two benches for those who would like to rest, and trimming the plants.

Due to the generosity of the community and the support of local suppliers and contractors, Troop 2000 was able to donate excess funds in the amount of  $989.27 to Johns Creek Beautification. The organization, in turn, used these funds, adding a contribution of $500, to continue improvement of the area. 

Plans were designed and installed by Sunbelt Turf Farms-FAS Nurseries, adding mulch, additional decorative gravel, and planting of native species to improve the aesthetics of the area.

The project area is adjacent to the area recently deeded to the National Park Service by the Trust for Public Land. It is the trailhead for additional Johns Creek Beautification trail system projects and Eagle Service projects currently in the planning stages, and will serve as an anchor for the greenway/multiuse trail system in the city of Johns Creek's 20-year Transportation Plan.

Boy Scout Troop 2000 is sponsored by the . The Troop meets Monday nights at 7:30.  A ceremony honoring the Eagle Court-of-Honor was Sunday, Oct. 16, at the church.

Johns Creek Beautification is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing landscaping enhancement or preservation, architectural installations and public works of art in common areas and medians, adding to the visual and physical comfort while sustaining property values for the residents and businesses within the city of Johns Creek.

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