Eagle Scouts support Weir Preserve

The Weir Preserve of Wilton and Ridgefield was the recipient of a major Eagle Scout project led by Eagle Scout Jimmy Vigar of Ridgefield Troop 49. Jimmy’s project team built and installed five information kiosks and two entrance signs last fall for the preserve. The project was relatively large and complicated, but Jimmy and his team not only built and installed the kiosks and signs but also raised much of the funding to make it all happen. Each kiosk contains a trail map and other important information for walkers.

The Weir Preserve is a 110-acre nature preserve adjoining the Weir Farm National Historic Site and founded in 1967 with a gift of 34 acres from Dorothy Weir Burlingham, daughter of Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir. The Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only National Park in Connecticut and the only one in the country preserving the home and studio of an artist and built around an important artistic period in the history of the country, American Impressionism.

Four Ridgefielderss — Troop 49 Scoutmaster Jim Vigar Sr. and his wife, Judith, Michael Scribner and Frank Rothwell — provided project oversight and organizational support.