Friends of Hunting Island
Here you will find photos and stories of other projects we do to help imporve our Park
NATURE CENTER PROJECTS ARE FINISHED
The final 2010 project for the Nature Center has been completed and delivered. This was a 42 inch high birch plywood pedestal to hold one of the touch screen educational units.
This completes the Construction Committee projects for the Nature Center, including the new signs on the building and at the entrance, 3 cabinets to support the reptile terrariums, 8 boxes for the Ranger Quest program, and the touch screen pedestal.
NEW CHANGING STATIONS AND SHOWER TOWERS
Thanks to Friends and Beaufort County A-tax funding, new changing stations are now installed at three Hunting Island State Park public beach access locations. Two at the South beach handicap area, four across from the South Beach restroom, and two at the first North Beach access area.
ANOTHER PROJECT COMPLETED
On October 1st, eight employees of the Tri-Command Communities/Actus Lend Lease spent their Community Day giving back to the local community at Hunting Island State Park. During the day long event, the eight employees removed old, and replaced with new, all of the deck boards in the accessible wheelchair ramp at the Nature Center on Hunting Island State Park.
Community Day is a program that encourages all employees of the worldwide Lend Lease Company to participate in a volunteer activity that can make a difference to their community. Tri-Command Communities partnered with the Friends of Hunting Island State Park, Inc. for their 2009 Community Day event. The replacement of all of the deck boards in the ramp improved the safety and appearance of this necessary facility at the Nature Center and Fishing Pier.
The personnel involved in the work were Robert Quinn, Robert Washington, Doug Hart, John Rosemeyer, Eddie Davis, Kristin Miller, BJ Cozart, and Bob Bible. The Friends of Hunting Island State Park, Inc. wish to sincerely and publicly thank these individuals for their dedication and hard work in contributing to the improvement of Hunting Island State Park.
Merlin Redfern, Construction
FOHI & Tri-Command VOLUNTEERS Complete Project
On Thursday, September 25, 2008, fifteen employees of the Tri-Command Communities/Actus Lend Lease spent their "Community Day" partnering with the Friends of Hunting Island State Park on construction and repair projects at the Park. The employees volunteered their time and expertise to replace planks in the boardwalk at North Beach, install handrails on 3 concrete walks at South Beach to make them ADA compliant, and replacing rope dune barriers at beach access points. The "Community Day" is a program that encourages all employees of the worldwide Lend Lease Company to participate in a volunteer activity that can make a difference to their community. The employees were B. J. Cozart, Director of Property Management; Bob Bible, Assistant DPM; Kristin Miller, Marketing Director; Derrick Wright, Service Order Manager; Robert Quinn; Dylan Foote; Glen Scott; Harry Scott; Jim Lang; Doug Hart; Larenza Simmons; Dale Pocian; Dan Liston; Christopher Owens; and Eddie Moris. The Friends of Hunting Island wish to sincerely thank Tri-Command Communities/Actus Lend Lease and these employees for their time and effort in helping us make a difference in the appearance and accessibility of our wonderful State Park.
Volunteers of the Friends of Hunting Island installed a railing on a major section of the North Beach Boardwalk. Working on this latest effort were Mike Masters, Walter Terpin, Jim Foley, Don Gregory, Tim Brunner, and myself. The work was rained out a bit on Wednesday, but a huge amount of work was accomplished on Thursday, leaving only a short section to be finished on Friday. This now finishes the work on the boardwalks and concrete walks at South Beach that was started in September by the Tri-Command Communities volunteers. Would you review and evaluate the desirability of extending the railings on both the North and South legs of the walkway to the beach? The existing railing on the North leg of the walkway did not go to the beach so we did not extend the rail on the South leg all the way either. However, those extensions could be done at some time in the future, if is desirable. The Friends of Hunting Island are pleased to complete this enhancement for access to the beach at Hunting Island State Park.