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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!

 

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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!

Plant Sale Flyer2014

Conservation Movie Series 2014

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

conservation film flyer 2014

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

Fish Passage Restored

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.