Josh Lunn, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop # 490, has been around town long enough to know that the Tuxis Pond Boardwalk is an important link between two important commercial districts in Madison.
So he showed up Monday with a crew of friends, family, and fellow scouts to get it in to shape.
"This is an important part of town and my sister and I want to clean it up," Lunn said. Lunn and his crew cleared out overgrown brush that was encroaching on the pathway and his sister Nina, a member of Girl Scout Troop 62305 will be working on the project as well.
Josh, who hopes to do more work as part of an Eagle Scout project, and Nina are working in concert with the Chamber of Commerce Image Committee to rehab and revitalize the Tuxis Pond area in the heart of downtown.
One passerby, Christopher McFadden of The Andriole Wealth Management Group at 71 Bradley Road, said he uses that pathway regularly and was really happy to see the work being done.
Gunnar Johnson, who has been working steadily with other volunteers on the Image Committee to improve the area, was thrilled to see the work being done Monday. He gave all the credit for the work being done Monday to Josh, his organizational skills, and the crew he recruited. "We have a goldmine right in our own backyard" said Johnson. "I'm happy to see it being restored as a community resource.
Johnson said he only wished his late wife, Eileen, who also did so much to beautify Tuxis Pond and Madison's downtown in so many ways, could see the work Monday.