About the Boy Scout Tract
The “Boy Scout Tract” is 24 untouched acres in Upper Roxborough, named for the Boy Scouts who used it to camp. The tract is connected to SCEE’s main 340 acres by Port Royal Ave.
The tract was donated to SCEE under the guidance that it could be sold in a time of crisis to help preserve the remaining 340 acres.
The tract is native forest, and the font of one Green Tree Run, one of the last first-order streams in the city.
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- June 28 – SCEE announces plan to sell
- July 11 – SCEE shares Request for Proposals, due Sept 28
- July – Neighbors begin organizing in opposition to the sale
- September 6 – SCEE announces they have “temporarily suspended” RFP process
- September 7 – Community meeting at Roxborough Church, 8230 Ridge Avenue, at 7pm
- September 8 – Rally at the corner of Hagys Mill road and Port Royal Ave at 8am
- September 23 – Original deadline for proposals for developing Boy Scout tract
- October 1 – Petition to save the land reaches 1,000
- December 7 – SCEE announces that they land will be preserved