Volunteer at Beth Ryan Nature Preserve - April 26th, 2024 - Columbia Land Trust

Join us for a morning of volunteer work at Beth Ryan Nature Preserve, a small, beloved trail in Lake Oswego that borders a seasonal wetland. Several trees fell across the trail in the January ice storm, and the work to clean up the debris has left the trail in need of some rehab! We will be improving conditions along the trail by laying down fresh gravel and spreading mulch over newly exposed soils. Expect lots of shoveling, raking, and carting wheelbarrows. Trail at Beth Ryan Nature Preserve

Beth Ryan Nature Preserve was originally donated to the Three Rivers Land Conservancy (formerly known as Lake Oswego Land Trust) by Arthur Piculell and William Cox in December 1991. Mr. Piculell named the preserve in honor of Beth Ryan, whom he remembered as an early advocate of natural areas preservation in the area. Columbia Land Trust has owned and managed this property for open space and habitat since 2010, working with volunteers and partners to control invasive species and maintain the trail. 

Register here to join our morning of volunteer work! All registered guests will receive a confirmation containing our Participant Release Form, which we ask you to review and sign before the event. 

Date: Friday, April 26th, 2024 

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Beth Ryan Nature Preserve ( Google Maps link )
The trail entrance is on Summit Drive at the intersection with Village Drive in Lake Oswego. Street parking is available along Village Drive and in the surrounding neighborhood. 

What to Expect: This day’s work will primarily consist of heavier duty tasks, including shoveling gravel and moving it along the trail with wheelbarrows. Some lighter work will involve raking gravel as well as wood chips to create an even surface along the trail. Columbia Land Trust will provide tools needed for the work, so guests should only plan to bring some sturdy boots that can be worn in the mud, layers in case of rain, and a personal water bottle and snacks as needed. 

We will be working along a partially shaded trail, with some patches that are muddy and uneven. There is no seating area or restroom on site, so attendees are asked to plan accordingly. 

Please contact Peter Condra at events@columbialandtrust.org or at (503) 847 3342 with any questions regarding this event.