Through the efforts of a dedicated Boy Scout, Luke Bowser, five new duck nesting boxes were installed at Pond #4 at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on August 6, 2016. The scope of the project consisted of wood duck boxes constructed and installed in accordance with ODNR and Ducks Unlimited standards and recommendations, including predator guards for each box. The project also consisted of the removal of all existing, old nest box posts and components. Luke was required to coordinate/manage the project as part of his Eagle Award. He rallied fellow boy scouts from his troop to help with the efforts.
Wood duck boxes provide a man-made alternative where hens can nest in relative safety from predators, therefore boosting local duck populations.