Scotts Valley resident Donny McNair built a series of retaining walls to house the Vine Hill Elementary School life lab using broken concrete and landscaping materials.
The project began in earnest in January, and McNair finished construction at the beginning of August.
“It was a pleasure to be a part of helping improve Vine Hill’s life lab area,” McNair said.
McNair used broken pieces of concrete donated by Whitlow Concrete, Coast Concrete and Landgro.
The larger garden bed was split into two tiers, with one wall running along the road parallel to the life lab and the other through the middle. In the smaller bed, McNair built a wall along the roadway.
McNair was helped by fellow Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 604 of Scotts Valley.
MacCallister joins disability panel
Boulder Creek’s Jerry MacCallister was appointed to the Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
MacCallister, who is one of Supervisor Mark Stone’s two appointees to the commission, was paralyzed from the neck down after a dirt bike accident in January.
He will be part of the 10-member advisory board that serves to ensure equal access for people with disabilities in the county.
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