McMinnville High School Students Earn Community Service Time at Miller Woods

Check out the post on McMinnville School District’s Webpage about student service at Miller Woods!

 

Mud and Manure Workshop March 20th

Please join us for this educational workshop March 20th!  Please call our office if you are interested in attending.  Space is limited!

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Native Plant Sale Feb 6, 7 and 8th!

Please don’t forget to join us for our Native Plant Sale fundraiser to benefit Miller Woods on February 6, 7 and 8th!  There will be over 80 native species available on the days of sale so please join us!

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Native Plant Workshop, January 18th

Please join us for an educational workshop on the native plants of the Willamette Valley January 18, 2014 from 9:15 to 2pm at Linfield College.  Speakers will include:  The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to discuss traditional uses of native plants, Xerces Society to discuss best native species for beneficial insects, as well as guest speakers from the community and District staff.  Cost to attend the workshop is $10.  Please call (503)472-6403 to RSVP

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Native Plant Sale 2014 order form available

We have our 2014 Native Plant Sale order form and plant list with descriptions available.  Please refer the the Native Plant Sale 2014 tab above for the forms and plant descriptions.

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Conservation Movie Series 2014

Please join us for the Conservation District at our annual movie series!

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Small Farm Workshop on January 21st

Please join us for a small farm workshop focusing on cover crops, implements, soil health and pasture managment on January 21st in Newberg!
To register please click here

Small Farm Workshop - January 21, 2014

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Check out Article on Recycling Tunnel Sprayers in Wine Business Monthly

Yamhill SWCD and its cost share program to promote recycling tunnel sprayer technology was featured in the June edition of Wine Business Monthly.  Click here to go to their online print edition and check it out!

National Pollinator Week June 17-23

When it comes to pollinators, Oregon farmers and ranchers are creating habitat to boost their populations and harness these critters’ value. With National Pollinator Week beginning today, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Yamhill SWCD is using the opportunity to promote pollinators, like bees and butterflies.

Pollinators provide crucial assistance to fruit, vegetable and seed crops, but many species are seeing their numbers fall.

Agricultural producers across the nation work with NRCS to create ideal habitat for pollinators and increase populations in simple and significant ways.  More than three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators to reproduce, equating to one of every three bites of food people eat. Many plants would be unable to reproduce without the help of pollinators.

Scientists attribute a number of factors, including habitat loss, disease, parasites and overuse of pesticides for pollinators’ peril. Agencies and partners across the country are working on science-based solutions to support pollinators. Each June, NRCS and conservation partners salute pollinators during “National Pollinator Week,” set for June 17-23. Learn more: www.nrcs.usda.gov/pollinators.

If you would like information on how to create or enhance pollinator habitat on your property please contact the Yamhill SWCD.

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