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My name is Diego Takishita, and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 2 located in Newhall, California. I am in the process of earning the rank of Eagle Scout. In order to obtain this rank I need to complete a project that benefits my community. My project entails the beautification of the orchard area at the Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia.
The Tesoro Adobe Historic Park was originally western actor Harry Carey’s homestead where he built his ranch in 1916. Not only was this his residence, but also a filming location for more than 200 silent and western films. Mr. Carey helped to make Santa Clarita a popular filming location which it is still to this day. In 2005 his ranch was donated to L.A. County with the hopes of preserving Santa Clarita’s western heritage. Today visitors can tour the historic buildings, picnic and barbeque, and watch movies at the park.
My project entails the beautification of the park’s orchard. I plan on building planters around each of the eleven fruit trees, planting three additional fruit trees, adding mulch to make a pathway through the orchard, pruning existing shrubbery, removing a gravel pile, and constructing a sign to place at the entrance of the orchard. After my project is completed, I hope that my efforts will help draw attention to a once neglected area of the park to a place where visitors feel drawn to explore the orchard and they can even pick the fruits right off the trees when they are in season.There are a lot of moving parts to keep the project running smoothly and fundraising is one of my biggest undertakings. I humbly ask you to consider making a donation to help me complete my project. Any amount you donate will be greatly appreciated. I am relying on monetary donations to buy the needed supplies.
An Eagle has taken flight!!!!Update posted by Diego Takishita at 03:21 pm
Hello Everyone. This is James Takishita, Diego's dad. I want to thank all of you who have supported Diego in this adventure. This project could not have happened without your support. He had his Eagle Scout Board of Review last night and he did awesome. He was nervous, but held
Project Completed!!!!Update posted by Diego Takishita at 03:56 am
Thank you for everyone for donating and supporting me over these last few months to come out with an extraordinary outcome! The materials used were 250 bags of mulch, 3 fruit trees (lemon, navel orange, pumelo), and 24 redwood planks (2x4x8). 42 volunteers worked for a speedy 4 1/2 hours.
....And Here We Go!!!!!Update posted by Diego Takishita at 12:52 am
Thank you to everyone who has donated for my project. I have currently finished the first stage of my project of removing the huge gravel pile and burying surface pipes. I will beginning to reach out to businesses for supplies required for my project including redwood lumber, fruit trees, and
My First Update!Update posted by Diego Takishita at 02:44 am
Thank you all so much for donating! We are approaching the half-way point for donations, and I would like to highly encourage any of you to reach out to friends and family. This project means a lot not only to myself, but also to Tesoro Adobe Park to finally restore