Maddax Woods lighting looking for volunteers and how to deal with fall leaves on your property

TIDINGS FILE - It takes a lot of light bulbs, and helpers, to string the historic Maddax Woods homestead with lights every holiday season. Help make that happen!

Help light the woods

The Friends of Maddax Woods are looking for volunteers to help create the 15th year of "The Lighting of Maddax Woods," a magical holiday tradition of lighting the gardens and walkways throughout Maddax Woods in celebration of the holiday season.  

Be part of a team on Saturday Nov. 10 at 9 a.m, at 5785 Rivers Street, West Linn.

Help string lights on woodland trees, pathways and gardens at Maddax Woods Park or maybe help to create a boat out of lights or help light up over 40 wooden animals hidden throughout the park. Please RSVP to Marla, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Falls leaves means work for everyone

Leaves that naturally fall into the street will be picked up during the City's regular street sweeping schedule, which you can find at More information on leaf cleanup responsibilities and how to request service assistance from the City or ODOT (for Hwy 43) can be found at Remember, leaves that fall into yards are the property owner's responsibility. Leaves can be discarded in regular yard debris cans. Please do not put leaves from your yard in the street. With more than 2,900 storm drain catch basins citywide, the City appreciates help from citizens willing to move any leaves they see blocking storm drains or drainage along curb lines.

Learn more about protecting rivers

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Oregon author will discuss at the West Linn Library, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. his latest book, "Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy," which provides an illuminating portrait of the world's premier system for the protection of natural rivers.

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