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Cleanup weekend set for Minto Park

Oregon Parks Forever and SOLVE Oregon are teaming up on a cleanup weekend at Minto County Park in Gates.

Minto has been closed since the 2020 wildfires.

Volunteer teams will participate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5. 

The “We Care For Parks” event features volunteer teams of outdoor enthusiasts assisting in a variety of maintenance activities, from general park clean-up and the removal of invasive plants to construction projects such as building footbridges and laying out gravel paths through the park.  

Volunteers can choose to participate on either Saturday or Sunday or both days. Upon registering you will receive more details on the event, including what to bring, where to meet and where to park.  Food carts will be on hand to provide lunch and there will be gift bags for participants. Space is limited to 100 volunteers. As of Tuesday evening 79 had signed up. Go to to register.

Minto has been the subject of a restoration and upgrading effort by Marion County parks officials. The park is tentatively set to reopen May 15, 2024.

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