The jungle is slowly being tamed between the employee parking garage at CAMC Memorial Hospital and the CAMC Foundation Hospitality House. For decades, it was a valley of tangled grapevines, weeds and trash.
Over the past couple of years, Dr. Fred Kerns and a friend, Hugh Wright, removed trash, cut brush and planted grass along the walkway from the hospital to the Hospitality House from the sidewalk to the creek. They did the work during evenings and weekends. The valley is home to herons, hawks, ducks, turtles, raccoons, fish, and frogs. It is a place where staff, neighbors and visitors can have a peaceful moment during their busy day.