Four volunteers make big difference at McClellan Ranch House

Volunteers have been helping clean up McClellan Ranch House.Volunteers have been helping clean up McClellan Ranch House.

A group of hard-working volunteers received a big thank you after they helped spruce up an area in front of the McClellan Ranch House last weekend.

Volunteers have been joining Helping Hands events this summer to clean up the ranch property that has included removing invasive species from trails and other areas.

On Saturday, as reported on the McClellan Ranch House Facebook page, four volunteers tackled a plot in front of the ranch house filled with weedy annual grasses and brittlebush. Before and after pictures shared on the Facebook page show their good work.

“…See what difference four volunteers can make,” officials said.

Volunteers are still needed, as now it’s time to replant and care for the area in coming months. To help out, contact

The McClellan Ranch Preserve is an 18-acre natural reserve that was a horse ranch in the 1930s and 1940s, and is now a protected area managed for conservation and nature education. The site houses a nature museum and community garden and includes the original ranch house, milk barn, livestock barn, a replica of Baer’s Blacksmith Shop, and the old water tower from Parish Ranch (now Memorial Park).