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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


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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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.

2013 YSWCD Order Form

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

Mowing to begin on Cozine Creek


The area behind the McMinnville Police department is going to be looking a bit different after tomorrow.  We are working in conjunction with the City to remove the blackberry briars and japanese knotweed that is along northeast bank of Cozine Creek and replant with native trees and shrubs.  Since the bank is so steep, the mowing will be followed up with hand crews to clear the whole bank. The plant material will be left to act as ground cover and suppress weeds.

After the bank has been mowed, we will follow up with a spray of the regrowth this fall.  Next summer we will remow the area and spray it again.  Planting will occur in spring of 2013.

A big challenge with this project is going to be the planting.  The bank is mostly fill material, not ideal for growing trees.  Our planting list includes: Oregon Ash, Oregon White Oak, Doug Fir, Big Leaf Maple, Red Flowering Current, Nootka Rose, Oregon Grape, Spirea and Pacific Ninebark. We will also be planting blue wild rye for grass cover.

Be ready for the Cozine’s new look!