Garden Volunteers Sought at Shore Acres, April 2

OPRD release – COOS BAY, Oregon— Come share your gardening skills or learn new ones as a garden volunteer at Shore Acres State Park. Join rangers in caring for the gardens 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Friday of every month from April through September. Tasks vary depending on the season and could include cleaning out the pond, pruning roses, trimming shrubs, pulling weeds, mulching, planting and helping to remove invasive species. The 2024 garden volunteer schedule: April 19: Pond clean out; May 17: Prepare for summer; June 21: Garden clean up; July 19: Garden clean up; Aug. 16: English ivy pull; Sept. 20: Prepare for fall. Sign up for one or more of these events at Participants should be prepared to travel a short distance on uneven ground and trails to the service site. Service will take place outdoors, and volunteers should be comfortable wearing work gloves and using hand tools. Dress for the weather. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Wear something you don’t mind getting dirty. Remember to bring a water bottle, sack lunch and work gloves if you have them (some will be provided if not). For more information, contact Ranger Hayward or go to

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