Earth Day at Miller Woods Was Fun and Educational!


Board Director, Dave Cruickshank, welcomed kids and families to the 2018 Earth Day at Miller Woods on April 21. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and a day packed full of fun, food, hikes, and critters. Rony Lucas and his staff from Head Start of Yamhill County were the first to greet the guests and help out where needed.  Laura McMaster, Dave Hanson and Theresa Crain led nature hikes for all ages and Tom Brewster, Ron Hutchison and Nancy Carl were busy helping kids build their own bird boxes.  Jenn Scott and Mary Johnson from Talk About Trees kept kids enthralled making their own paper “Earth” coasters and Neyssa Hays and Tristan Shell-Spurling from Outdoor Education Adventures had lots of critters to touch, feel and hold at the Wildlife Center & Pond Exploration Station.

Jeanie Taylor’s presentation on Native Bees was a highlight of the day and attendees were able to buy Native Plants, Tee Shirts, Hats and Books.

Thank you to Connie Hutchison for helping with the food and sale items and to Brad Smith and James Riedman for controlling the parking. Six Chemeketa students were a huge help at all the stations.

And a special thanks to Scott Moore for being our official “photographer” and capturing so many wonderful photographs to remember this perfect day. To see more of Scott’s photos of Earth Day at Miller Woods, go to!AqpQOc9SE2qIulrJmrPsUYUUgcVO