AMVETs & VFW
• AMVETS Post 7010: Established in 2014
• VFW Post 7010: Established more than 30 years ago.
• Town Breakfast, 1st Saturday
• 4th of July Parade and Picnic in the Park,
• All funds generated are reinvested in the Town.
• Both groups have resources to help veterans and their spouses access benefits.
• The groups provide volunteer labor for many Town projects.
Ryderwood is a Firewise Community
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20
What are “Coffee Stops”?
The I-5 Rest Stops at Toutle are serviced by registered non-profit groups. Volunteers staff the Rest Area and serve coffee and cookies to travelers. These are major fund-raisers for our local non-profit groups:
1923-53: "World's Largest Logging Town";
Since 1953, the Oldest "Planned Community for Retired Persons".
Ryderwood, Washington ~ "The Town With Two Histories"
There is always something happening in Ryderwood!
The Association of homeowners, known as RISA, manages the business of the Town. Board members are elected volunteers. The Town's only paid employees are the RISA office staff.
Located in the northwest corner of Community Hall, contact information is:
305 Morse St., P. O. Box 143 - Ryderwood WA 98581 - (360) 295-3651
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday : 8 a.m. - 12 p.m..
Call to make appointment if these hours are inconvenient.
Telephone messages and emails usually receive a response within 48 hours.
Association dues of $40 per month include weekly trash collection; street lights; community property expenses of taxes, insurance, utilities, and improvements. The reason dues are low is because volunteers provide nearly all of the retirement community's needs. At the going rate of $24 per hour for IRS In-Kind Donations, only millionaires could afford to live here!
All Ryderwood homes are individually-owned and ownership is legally restricted to those over 55 years of age. Websites such as Zillow and Trulia are a source for properties that are currently for sale. Maruta Hiegel is a local Windermere Realtor who lives in town.