Sylvan Lake Commission approves Eagle Scout project

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Boy scout troop 89 installed two bat houses on the island at the western end of Sylvan Lake. COURTESY OF MARY LOU FARMER

BRADLEY BEACH — The Sylvan Lake Commission, composed of appointed Bradley Beach and Avon-by-the-Sea residents, granted Boy Scout, Sean Annitto of Avon, Troop 89 approval for his Eagle Scout project. 

Annitto’s project consisted of creating two bat homes, which were installed on the island at the western end of Sylvan Lake. 

“To receive the badges they have to do quite an extensive project for it, and he chose bat houses simply because in this area, especially with the water or the lake you tend to have a lot of bats that fly around at night,” Sylvan Lake Commission President, Anne Politi explained. 

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Annitto developed this idea when he learned of families complaining about bugs around the lake. Bats were already living near the lake, and the new bat homes will now primarily concentrate them in one location. 

Part of Annitto’s project was cleaning up around the borders of the lake. 

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