Area high schooler, Ryan Castillo, has asked me to mentor his senior project- the construction of a Veteran’s Park. SC County has more veterans per capita than any other county n Arizona, it also had the honor of fielding the first army troop in WW II. Ryan, with support from local veterans, has been given access to a large attractive site next to the County Building in Nogales and has obtained approval to build the park. This project, originally a sideline, has become more significant for the ranch- we have obtained the plans for the park, have supported and advised Ryan in getting approvals and now are involved in the fundraising challenges. When completed, the park will be connected to the Pinnacle wash project and then to Las Lagunas through the adjacent County park- a sort of emerald necklace that will wind through the community.