Thanks to two outstanding volunteers

May 10, 2017
The Land Trust is extremely fortunate to have an army of volunteers who have dedicated many, many hours to conserving and caring for our lands. This month, we wanted to send a special thank you out to two of those volunteers who have given so much over the years.


The Land Trust is extremely fortunate to have an army of volunteers who have dedicated many, many hours to conserving and caring for our lands. This month, we wanted to send a special thank you out to two of those volunteers who have given so much over the years:

Paul Edgerton was recently honored with a new bench at his favorite Metolius Preserve. Paul served as one of our very first hike leaders when the hike program was just beginning back in 2003. For more than 10 years, Paul delighted people with his knowledge and approach to plants, forest ecology, and natural history. He also spent many hours helping care for our Preserves as a consultant, trail tender, and all around helper. Now that he has moved on to other endeavors, we miss him daily, but are so glad he will always be connected to the Metolius Preserve.



Larry Weinberg officially retired as the head of our dedicated Weed Warrior crew this spring. Larry has been battling weeds for the Land Trust for more than 10 years! He started the program back in 2007 when he moved to Bend and realized we didn't have regular weeders. Since then, he has pulled more weeds than we can count, making a visible difference to the lands under our care. We are so grateful Larry started the group and donated his time to help it flourish! We wish him well as he has moved on to less back intensive volunteer work! Rest assured the Weed Warriors will continue to battle weeds under the leadership of Ginny Elliott and Pat Green.

Thanks Paul and Larry!!