November 19, 2005
Zack's Eagle project benefitted Heller Nature Center. Heller Nature Center sold honey created in their bee-keeping exhibit to help fund park improvements and projects. During winter storage, the bee hives were being damaged by squirrels and rodents, leading to the bees having to rebuild their hives in the summer months, thereby decreasing the amount of honey produced and sold. Zack and fellow scouts restored the maintenance building where the hives were stored over winter. He poured a concrete floor, lined the walls with chicken wire, closed holes in the siding and roof, created a walkway to the structure and organized/cleaned the materials stored in the building, all in the hopes of protecting the hives better over the winter months.