Join us for the 2nd Annual Prairie Field Day


Check out the feature article in Wines and Vines!

Check out the feature article in Wines and Vines on our Recycling Tunnel Retrofit Incentive Program!

First Recycling Tunnel Sprayer Retrofit Conversion

The District applied for a Conservation Innovation Grant in 2012 to demonstrate new recycling tunnel sprayer technology in vineyards in Yamhill County.  The grant is providing a $5,000 incentive payment to eligible vineyard producers to retrofit airblast style sprayers to a recycling tunnel system and a 50% cost share of the fabrication up to $1000.  This recycling tunnel sprayer technology has been extensively trialed and tested by Dr. Andrew Landers of Cornell University and has been reported to eliminate up to 99% of drift and reduce annual chemical application up to 35%. 

The first participant in our program recently finished their retrofit of a Gearmore Venturi P45 to a LIPCO double tunnel recycling system.  The fabrication included replacing the existing pump with a higher capacity pump, adding posts for the tunnels, attaching the tunnels, and tying them in to the existing system.

This technology will be new to the Willamette Valley, but has exciting potential to reduce non-target drift and improve air and water quality.  Recycling tunnel sprayers can also provide added health protection to sprayer operators by reducing their exposure to applied chemicals.

 The district encourages operators interested in hearing more about the cost-share program to contact the Yamhill SWCD at (503) 472-6403.  Individuals may also directly email the SWCD’s project coordinators, Marie Vicksta at,  or Mike Crabtree at for more information.  

Miller Woods Earth Day Event 2013 and other Earth Day Events!

Please join us up at Miller Woods for Earth Day!

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Other Events available On Earth Day…

Build Bird Boxes with us at the La Casa Verde event at the Granary District:

Learn how to build a rain garden in your back yard!
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Conservation Movie Series 2013

Please join us on January 31th, February 28th and March 28th for our 3 rd annual Stan Christensen Conservation Movie Series sponsored by Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District and Slow Food Yamhill County.

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Mud and Manure Management Workshop

Join us for this informative workshop!

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2013 Native Plant Pre-Sale Order Form Available!

The Yamhill SWCD native plant pre-sale order form is now available.  Please click the hyperlink to download the .pdf order form.  You can submit your order form via email, fax, or mail.  The pre-sale order forms are due back February 1.

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Thanks for your support and see you at the sale, February 7-9 2013!

Thank you to Cozine Creek Planting Volunteers!


I would like to thank the Sunrise Rotary Club members, Chemekata students and local community members that participated in our Cozine creek project work party behind the McMinnville police department on November 17th.  Over 20 people attended on a pretty gloomy Saturday morning to plant over 200 trees and shrubs along the riparian area.  A big thank you for their hard work; we couldn’t have done it without you!

Celebrate Winter at Miller Woods Event!

Celebrate Fall at Miller Woods Event