Lyle Cherry Orchard Native Planting & Seeding, WA

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join Friends Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Sara Woods at the Lyle Cherry Orchard trail in planting and seeding native species.

Volunteers will contribute to a larger restoration project to control an infestation of invasive yellow starthistle on Friends' 540 acre land trust preserve. The work party will occur on the higher portion of the trail in the open areas or benches. No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided. Get ready to have fun!

Difficulty level: We will be carrying plants, equipment, and tools 1/2 mile up a steep section of trail (1000' elevation gain) to the work site.

Hazards include: Poison oak, sharp tools, and walking on uneven terrain.

We appreciate our volunteers! As a thank you, volunteers are gifted with a free Friends of the Columbia Gorge tech-tee after completing 3 stewardship work parties.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Sturdy boots or hiking shoes
  • Extra layers of clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A smile and the excitement to learn new skills and meet great people!

We will provide gloves and all necessary tools.


  • 10:00 a.m. Be ready to sign in and meet the crew
  • 10:15 a.m. Gather for a safety briefing and planting demo
  • 10:30 a.m. Restoration project begins
  • 12 noon. Lunch break
  • 12:30 p.m. Restoration project continues
  • 2:00 p.m. Work party concludes

To Register:

  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party, on the intended ticket level.
  2. Once tickets are saved, click the "continue" button to go to Page 2.
  3. On Page 2, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.