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August 11, 2021 - August 14, 2021

Malheur Work Party: Sod House Ranch Clean-up

Join us for a work party at the Sod House Ranch August 11 – 14 where we will be graveling trails, weeding around buildings, painting picnic tables, cleaning out buildings, and working on visitor resources (e.g. brochure racks, interpretive trail signage). Free camping will be available at Sod House Ranch for participants (limited to eight).

Sodhouse Ranch Work Party

Work Party Schedule:

August 11:
Volunteers arrive after 4 p.m. to set-up camp. Dinner on your own either in town, at camp, or at The Narrows Restaurant

August 12:
We’ll get an early start in an effort to avoid the heat. Work will start at 7 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. We’ll have the afternoon for exploring. Dinner on your own.

August 13:
Once again, we’ll get an early start in an effort to avoid the heat. Work will start at 7 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. Potluck dinner (following COVID safety protocols – including wearing a mask while near food) with hot dogs (vegan and vegetarian friendly) provided. Bat walk, star gazing (if skies cooperate), and games in the evening.

August 14:
Pack up and leave Sod House by 10 a.m.

There will be ample time for birding, socializing, playing games, etc. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. All participants will be required to wear masks if they are working less than 6′ apart. Hand sanitizing will be required before touching shared surfaces (e.g. water coolers, potluck serving utensils, coffee supplies, etc.).

What to expect: While some elements of this work party will require long hours of standing, hauling gravel, and other physically demanding work, there are also some opportunities for work that is less physically demanding, such as painting the picnic tables and retouching interpretive signs. Please contact Teresa (information below) if you are interested in this opportunity but need accommodations.

For more information contact Teresa ‘Bird’ Wicks at twicks@birdallianceoregon.org.

Sign-up to attend the Work Party here!


August 11, 2021
August 14, 2021
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Teresa Wicks