To the Editor:

I have recently finished my Eagle Scout service project, which was building a shed to protect a piece of antique machinery once used at the Mine Hill Preserve's iron ore manufacturing industry in Roxbury.

Without the help and support of the following individuals, this project would not have been possible.

I thank, first and foremost, my parents, John and Karin Irwin, for their unwavering love and support during my Boy Scout career.

I thank Susan Payne, Marc Olivieri and Kim Norris of the Roxbury Land Trust for sponsoring this project.

I thank the leaders and Scouts of Roxbury-Bridgewater Troop 65 for their help with materials and construction, including John Irwin, Len Macell, Sam Macell, Dakota Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Scott Richardson, Conner Richardson, Steven Taylor and Mikey Taylor.

I would like to thank the following community members, friends and family who volunteered their time and expertise and who made donations of materials, money, food and drinks: Kathleen Irwin, Charles Irwin, George Irwin, Alan Katze, Carolyn Katze, Katherine Katze, Mark Lowe, Lou Carmellini, Sean Fitzpatrick, Tom Denyko, John and Leslie Lintner, Robert and Wendy Beebe, Kyle Beebe, Jordan Beebe, Jan and Forest Putnam, Brian Neff and Glenn Wilson.

I also want to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations of materials used in this project: The Home Depot in New Milford, H.H. Taylor & Son in New Milford, Scott Earle of Ring's End in New Milford, and Valerie Sedelnick of Washington Supply in Washington Depot.

Sean P. Irwin

Roxbury