Category Archives: General
The District is pleased to introduce Larry Ojua, our new District Executive Director. Many of you may know Larry because he was the previous Director some 13 years ago. We are glad to welcome him aboard!
Beginning today a limited number of 4 lb bagged walnuts will be available at Harvest Fresh grocery. These nuts were harvested from the walnut orchard at Chegywn Farms, a conservation easement that the district manages. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to support the easement.
Please show your support and take home some delicious walnuts!
In preparation for our annual native plant sale, we are experimenting with Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis) cuttings that we got from the NRCS plant materials center in Corvallis. We’ll attempt to grow out the cuttings in the next few months and hopefully will have some for sale in February!
Coyote bush is native to the pacific northwest and ranges from as southern California to northern Oregon in chaparral hillsides. It is often found on cliffs and dunes along the coast. It prefers open dry sites in full sun and well drained soils. It is a very attractive bushy shrub that flowers late in August and October providing habitat and a nectar source late in the season for predatory wasps, native butterflies and flies. It is a relatively drought resistant plant that provides excellent ground cover.