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Registration Open for the 3rd annual Miller Woods Trail Race

As with years prior, race proceeds support the MW bathroom building fund.  This year participants can choose the 5k or 10k race.

Both 5k and 10k courses are difficult.  There is significant elevation gain (1000 feet gain for 10k and Approximately 300 for the 5k) on this mix of single track and wider dirt roads.  The course runs through a mix of forested woods and grassy meadows.

Outdoor Education Adventures will be hosting a kids camp from 9:15 to 11:30 for youth 5-12 years of age.  Pre-registration is required.  $10 per youth.

Registration is available at: Miller Woods 5k &10k Trail Race – October 12, 2019

Miller woods needs your help! Saturday June 8th 9am to 11am

Come help us sort and rack plant containers for our Native Plant Nursery

A large group of volunteers will make the job quick and fun. Suitable for ages 8+

The containers are used in our Native Plant nursery to grow out plants for local restoration projects. This is one of our major funding sources for Miller Woods.

Where: Meet in front of the Miller Woods barn

What to bring: Water bottle

Gloves, coffee, water refilling, and light snacks provided

Yamhill County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Yamhill County Solid Waste is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

May 18th, 2019
9am-1pm
Waste Management
2904 NE Wynooski St.
Newberg, OR

Acceptable Items Include: Any items with the words “CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER, POISON, or HAZARDOUS” on the label.
Also Accepting Medications: Old or new, unused, over the counter or prescription, pet or human, liquid or solid medication.

Please DO NOT bring syringes/sharps, tires, asbestos, ammunition, radioactive materials, or explosives!

Questions – call 503-434-7516

Sponsored by Yamhill County Solid Waste

Click here to view poster.

Native Plant Society of Oregon April/May Events

The Native Plant Society of Oregon has some exciting events coming up in April & May, including the Wildflower Show & Native Plant sale!


Monitoring, Classifying, and Mapping Vegetation in Northwest National Parks

Thursday, April 25, 2019 –  6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

Dr. Mark Huff, who directs long-term ecological monitoring for six Northwest National Parks including Mount Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, will provide perspectives and insights on what have we learned studying vegetation in these parks – from old-growth forests to Whitebark pine. Location: McMinnville Public Library, see above for details.

Location: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Highway 99W and SW Second St.), McMinnville. The library parking lot may be entered from either Adams or Second streets. Meetings start at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing.


Work Party: Native Plant Garden at McMinnville Public Library

Saturday, April 27, 2019  – 9 am to 11 am 

Spend a couple hours between 10 and noon with a congenial crew and get to know native plants with our new green plant markers. Learn how the beauty, diversity and educational value of this mature demonstration garden is maintained with a minimum of effort. Bring gloves, bucket and gardening tools if you have them. For more information, contact Catie Anderson at catie.fishback@gmail.com or 503-435-2401.

Location: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Highway 99W and SW Second St.), McMinnville. The library parking lot may be entered from either Adams or Second streets.


Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. McMinnville, OR 97128

See flyer for full details!


For questions, or to be added to the Cheahmill Chapter’s email list for reminders of upcoming programs and events, please contact the Cheahmill Chapter President at ch_president@NPSOregon.orgCheck out our Facebook page at facebook.com/Native Plant Society of Oregon: Cheahmill Chapter.

Yamhill County Master Gardeners 25th Annual Plant Sale

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association and the Yamhill County OSU Extension Service are pleased to announce their 25th Annual Plant Sale!

Saturday May 4th from 9am to 3pm

Sunday May 5th  from 11am to 2pm

Yamhill County Fairgrounds

Located at 2070 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128

Thousands of ornamental and vegetable plants on-sale grown by Master Gardeners!

  • FREE Soil pH testing
  • Plant Help Clinic
  • Plant Selection Assistance
  • Plant information
  • Specialty Vendor Booths

No wagons, strollers or dogs are allowed in the Pavilion but customer assistance will be available.

Proceeds support YCMGA Educational Horticultural Programs in Yamhill

Presented to you by OSU Extension Service and the Yamhill County Master Gardener’s Association. Profits will fund continuing education for Yamhill County residents and college scholarships for Yamhill County high school seniors.

For more information contact the Yamhill County OSU Extension Office by calling 503-434-7517 or online at http://ycmga.org/2019PlantSale.php

See Flyer for Details

Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop – June 10 & 11

This workshop is presented by the Forest Biodiversity Research Network.

June 10 & 11, 2019

Located at CH2M Alumni Center, Oregon State University

Register & See Class Details Here

Thank You to Everyone Who Made the 2019 Native Plant Sale a HUGE Success!

We truly appreciate all of the patrons, volunteers, and staff who made this year’s sale one to remember.

2019 Native Plant Sale – Plants Available on Day of Sale

We cannot wait to see you at the 2019 Native Plant Sale!

Friday, March 1 – 9 to 6
Saturday, March 2 –  9 to 4

Location: Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
11275 Durham Lane – McMinnville, OR 97128
(Hwy 18 at Durham Lane)

Here is the list of plants that will be available on the day of sale, in addition to many of the plants that are on the pre-order list (as long as they are not sold out!):

Common Name Latin Name  Size   Price 
Arrowleaf Buckwheat Eriogonum compositum Bandpot  $    3.00
Birch-leaved Spirea Spiraea betulifolia 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Black Twinberry Lonicera involucrata 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana 2 Gallon  $    5.00
Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium 5″ pot  $    3.00
Douglas Aster Symphyotrichum subspicatus 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Fringecup Tellima grandiflora 3.5″ pot  $    3.00
Giant Sequioa Sequoiadendron giganteum 3 Gallon  $    7.00
Golden Currant Ribes aureum 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Great Camas Camassia leichtlinii 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Indian Plum Oemleria cerasiformis 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Kinnickinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Narrow Leaf Milkweed Asclepias fasicularis Bandpot  $    3.00
Oceanspray Holodiscus discolor 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Ookow Lily Dichelostemma congestum 5″ pot  $    3.00
Oregon Iris Iris tenax 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Oregon Stonecrop Sedum oreganum 5″ pot  $    5.00
Oregon White Oak Quercus garryana 1 Gallon  $    3.00
Pacific Ninebark Physocarpus capitatus 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Pacific Ninebark Physocarpus capitatus 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Red Alder Alnus rubra 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Red Flowering Currant Ribes saguineum 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Red Osier Dogwood Cornus sericea 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Slender Cinquefoil Potentilla gracilis gracilis 5″ pot  $    3.00
Snowberry Symphoricarpus albus 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Spice Bush Calycanthus occidentalis 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Sword Fern Polystichum munitum 2 Gallon  $    7.00
Tall Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Western Burning Bush Euonymus occidentalis 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Western Spirea Spirea douglasii 1 Gallon  $    5.00
White Alder Alnus rhombifolia 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Willamette Seed Mix Var. 10 gram packet  $    6.00
Woods’ Rose Rosa woodsii 1 Gallon  $    5.00
Yellow Monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus 3.5″ pot  $    3.00

Hazelnut Airblast Sprayer Workshop – February 28

Pacific Nut Producer is hosting an airblast sprayer calibration workshop for orchardists from Slimline Manufacturing for the third consecutive season. The workshop will feature curriculum from the book Airblast 101 by Dr. Jason Deveau, and will cover the science of airblast spraying and will help you economize your operation. The workshop will go over drift management, nozzle selection, volume, pressure, as well as service and maintenance of equipment. Weather permitting, there will have an outdoor demonstration. There are morning and afternoon sessions available on Feb 28, with lunch provided in between. If you have additional questions, please contact Nik Wiman at nik.wiman@oregonstate.edu.

Cost: $15

Location: North Willamette Research & Extension Center
15210 NE Miley Rd
Aurora, OR 97002

There will be 3 Oregon pesticide credits offered for attending either session.

Click to register online:

2019 Spring into Gardening – Educational Gardening Classes presented by the YCMGA & OSU

Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
McMinnville Community Center
600 NE Evans Street

Registration is limited so register early!

See Flyer for Full Details

Click to Register on the YCMGA Website!
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