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Soon-to-be Eagle Scout builds a pet relief area at I-25 rest stop

Las Cruces Sun-News logo Las Cruces Sun-News 5/10/2021 Nathan J. Fish, Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES - After seeing another Eagle Scout build a pet relief area in the area, 15-year-old Tyler Boston decided to follow suit and create an area for pets to relieve themselves at a rest stop.

a man wearing a hat: Tyler Boston, 15, is pictured at his Eagle Scout project building a pet relief area at a rest stop north of Radium Springs on Interstate 25 on Saturday, May 8, 2021. © Nathan J Fish/Sun-News Tyler Boston, 15, is pictured at his Eagle Scout project building a pet relief area at a rest stop north of Radium Springs on Interstate 25 on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

The rest stop, just north of Radium Springs, was abuzz Saturday morning, with scouts and scoutmasters shoveling dirt for the pet relief area.

Tyler was hard at work helping to level rocks for a rock path leading to a bench.

“This project is going to have a path and a bench,” Tyler said. “It’s going to be a beautification and pet relief area so that animals and owners can come into one stop and use the restroom.”

The relief area is located right next to bathrooms, allowing both humans and animals to use the facilities in a similar area.

“Another previous Eagle Scout in my troop named Evan McDonald did his Eagle Scout project at a rest stop it inspired me to do my project as well,” Tyler said.

Tyler planned to wrap up the project Saturday with the help of scouts, parents and volunteers.

“It makes me feel pretty good that I’m able to help the community and help others around me,” he said.

Nathan J. Fish can be reached at 575-541-5445, nathan.fish@gannett.com or @photojfish on Twitter.

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