by Bill Mees

The March issue of The CHAT informed you that construction had begun on the Boone County Nature School’s Council House.  At that time, the ground had been leveled and concrete forms identified the outline of the yet-to-be poured concrete floor.

Today, there is more progress to report.  Photos taken April 26 show the structure nearing completion.  Cedar shake shingles arrived on the 25th with installation commencing the following day.  The stadium seating is now being built.  Each piece of wood is individually measured, cut to size, and screwed into place.  All of the lumber is cedar which should withstand the whims of Missouri’s ever-changing weather.

The photos show the ground surrounding the Council House has been graded and seeded.  The shore line of the adjacent pond has been cleared of brushy invasive species.  The pond is now more visible from the Council House and trees now have a chance to grow with less competition.

It’s exciting to imagine the completed structure filled with students enjoying programs around the campfire.

Inside the construction of the Council House

Council House construction continues