Rural Studio Project 2005

Canopy Tower on Ridge Trail

Perry Lakes Park, Marion, Perry County, Alabama,

Bridge leading to Ridge Trail
Tower view of Round Lake
Tower model
Tower model
Coley and Paul operate the crane
Riding the crane to Ridge Trail
Coley Mulcahy works to "unstuck" the crane
The Rural Studio students, Natalie Butts, Adrienne Brady, Paul Howard, and Coley Mulcahy are making good progress in planning, designing, and securing permits for their Canopy Tower on Ridge Trail.
Crane view of Park
Crane view of Park...a little higher
Park view from crane
Lower view from crane
Safety Training for Tower Work
Coley, Natalie, Adriene and Paul at training session
Coley Mulcahy, Natalie Butts, Adrienne Brady, and Paul Howard of the tower team.
The Perry County Commission has approved the tower project and now the serious safety training begins. A 100 foot tall fire tower at York, AL., will be taken down, moved to the Park and put back together. This is the old Rumley Forestry Tower.

The birding community is excited about this unique and amazing project. Thank you Rural Studios, students, the Perry County Commission, and the Alabama Forestry Commission.
Paul and Coley get ready to go up!
Natalie and Adriene
Paul Howard in training
Paul Howard
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