In preparation for the upcoming Open House and Picnic at Wild Haven, we plan to do some clean-up around the picnic area on Saturday Sept. 11. We have ordered a roll-off dumpster and we plan to dispose of some fencing and some landscaping timbers. We also hope to demolish and dump one or both of the old unsafe outhouses. And we may also need to haul some sand or topsoil to fill in the waste pits.

We will get started early on Saturday morning to take advantage of cool temperatures, but you’re welcome to join us anytime between 8 AM and 10 AM. We should be done by noon. This will be pretty strenuous work, but hopefully we will get enough volunteers to share the load. Wear boots and gloves. Bring tools such as wrecking bar, chain saw, and reciprocating saw to help with the outhouse demolition, and shovels and wheelbarrows for hauling dirt.

Please contact John Besser ( if you can make it on Saturday — or at the same time Sunday in case of bad weather.