Gold Star

March 1, 2011

By Staff

Eagle Scout helps the Puget Sound

Jake Pankanin and Josh Pankanin

For his Eagle Scout project, Jake Pankanin led Boy Scout Troop 709 through Issaquah’s South Cove neighborhood, gluing environmental awareness markers to sewers. Each button read, “Dump No Waste, Drains to Stream. Puget Sound Starts Here.”

The troop glued more than 380 buttons Dec. 5. Pankanin chose the project after calling the city, which provided the Scouts with reflective vests, glue, buttons, maps, traffic cones and steel brushes for scrubbing the cement before gluing the buttons.

“I chose to do this project because Lake Sammamish is clearly a part of our watershed and local environment that we need to take care of,” Pankanin said. “We can’t have people dumping pollutants down the drains.”

Pankanin (left) and his twin brother, Josh Pankanin, apply glue to a button.

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