Eagle Scout’s project provides life jacket station at La Crosse Municipal Harbor

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Thanks to a local Eagle Scout, La Crosse’s Municipal Boat Harbor now has life jackets.

Brody Sherrill completed the life jacket station as part of his final scouting project. The project came together last summer, but this is the first full boating season the station is available.

Sherill said he went to city officials and brainstormed some ideas for a project that will help everyone.

“It was a challenge which is something that I was looking for, it benefitted both he city and the community, and it was a project that required leadership,” Sherrill said.

He led a team of more than a dozen people to plan and build the station.

Anyone who comes to the harbor and forgets a life jacket or needs to borrow one can get one for free. The La Crosse Parks and Rec Department asks that all life jackets be returned to the station. There are hooks on the station to hang up to dry.

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