The actions of Scott Contracting on Saturday were the icing on the cake for what has been an incredible array of community contributions making the new public garden in Steamboat possible.
At 7:30 a.m., a group of eight volunteers gathered to move two massive piles of yard debris from the community garden site at Seventh and Oak streets to Howelsen Hill via pickup trucks and one trailer. After one load was moved onto the trailer and no dent in the debris was made, the group realized it would take all day to move the debris off site. With lowered heads, the group members kept working.
A family member saw the group’s laborious work and slow progress. After a quick phone call, the volunteers heard the roar of large construction equipment screaming down Oak Street. A huge 40- to 50-yard loader, a massive bulldozer and a small Bobcat moved onto the site along with two flaggers and a few directors — Scott Contracting to the rescue.
The Bobcat teamed up with the bulldozer to scrape up large loads of debris that were then dumped into the loader. After about 30 minutes, the two piles of debris were gone, and the loader was full. And it was just in time for the grand opening ceremony.
Thank you to Scott Contracting. Your equipment and manpower donation, a value of nearly $700, was a huge and timely contribution to the garden.
Leadership Steamboat, organizers of the Community Roots Garden