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Restoring life to a weathered shelter

HistoriCorps volunteers provide Clear Lake repairs


November 3, 2021

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HistoriCorps volunteers install hand-split cedar shakes on the picnic shelter at Clear Lake Resort.

The sound of hammers filled the air on a recent cool summer day at Clear Lake Resort as staff and volunteers with HistoriCorps made repairs to the log picnic shelter that has stood through rain and snow for more than 90 years.

A Civilian Conservation Corps project from the 1930s, the shelter is showing its age. It now boasts a new hand-split cedar shake roof, a refurbished lava stone fireplace and some new logs to replace ones battered by time.

Jason Benson, who hails from northwest Washington, and Remy Buxton of Corvallis, are the only paid staff members on this project. The others taking...

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