Hubbard Reservoir isn’t well known to people who aren’t local. But for those that use the public land between Deer Flat Road, Hubbard Road and east of Locust Grove, it’s a treasure. Unfortunately, after years of use by farmers, ranchers and, well, everyone, trash has built up. Folks who run their dogs out there have had to be watchful to keep them from getting tangled up in the barbed wire.
That’s when 14-year-old Jerod Stolp stepped in. The Boy Scout who attends East Jr. High School in Boise sought out an Eagle Project and decided to organize a Hubbard Reservoir cleanup on Saturday, October 26.
With help from 67 volunteers, family and friends, and with a donation from Provost Farms for equipment to help wind up the barbed wire, Jerod coordinated with Ada County Parks and Waterways and the Friends of Hubbard Reservoir to pick up tons of trash. Over two miles of barbed wire and t-posts were removed along with other trash that included an old spring-coil car seat that had been burned. Jerod has put in about 290 hours of planning to complete his Eagle project. He is a member of troop 36.