Big improvements are coming to Lincoln Park.
One of those is an outdoor arboretum, a place for people to come learn more about trees.
The Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department has been working on the project for months, and every step of the way 17-year-old Ryan Gibb has been there.
There are about 70 different types of trees at Lincoln Park and Ryan is working to label all of them. Its part of his Eagle Scout project.
Ryan, his group of volunteers, and the city got together this morning to start putting 4X6 timbers in the ground.
Those timbers will hold up signs, describing the trees. They’ll even have QR codes on them that you can scan with your smart phones to pull up information.
Out of all the things Ryan could've done for his eagle project, he's happy to be helping out Lincoln Park.
“I wanted to make an impact. I didn't really want to paint a fence or build something that no one is going to see,” Ryan explained.
For five months, Ryan has been dedicated to this project.
He’s working with local businesses to get almost all the materials for the arboretum donated. He is also helping to write the tree descriptions.