Bili de Jesus Lopez, 18, was recently presented with the Eagle Scout award. His project included planting and replacing damaged trees and fixing the chain-link fence at DeBenedetti Park in Lodi. He worked with his Scout leader Fred Sheldon as well as Lodi Parks Director Steve Dutra to learn how to prune trees. For two months, he worked with Tree Lodi and helped to water and care for trees.
Along with the project, requirements for the Eagle Scout award include at least 21 merit badges and the ability to demonstrate Scout spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership.