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Treehouse preserves environment on scout reserve


SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE, W. Va (WVVA)-- One of the big messages at the national boy scout jamboree is sustainability.


Scouts will be learning about conservation, and even taking part in it themselves.

The sustainability treehouse on the reserve is a testament to that message. The treehouse is self-powered, collects and re-uses water, composts its own waste and creates energy using wind turbines and solar panels.

"It's completely sustainable and it will serve as a living classroom to teach others about sustainability," said Mike Patrick, Director of Operations at the reserve.

"They will be able to come in and see exhibits and they'll also be able to have curriculum and lessons that can be taught to school children later as well as the scouts during the jamboree. It serves as its own classroom."

The treehouse will be available to the public to tour--as well as for scout use during the jamboree.

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