Happy New Year!

The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society is pleased to announce that we have achieved our non-profit status just in time to greet 2017! 

It’s now easier than ever for you to become an official Society member on our full-featured website. The yearly membership fee is only $20.00. Without your membership support, the Garry Oak Society could not fulfill its commitment to the preservation of the Garry oak in Oak Harbor. Every member strengthens the cause of the Garry oak. Even when you don’t have the time to be personally involved, your membership supports conservation and educational efforts that benefit our community and the Garry oak. Your membership means that the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society of can continue the important work we have begun. This year we planted hundreds of Garry oak trees in our community; removed invasive species that threaten critical habitat; formed strong partnerships with the City of Oak Harbor, NAS Whidbey, and Oak Harbor Public Schools; adopted the Native Plant Garden at the post office; used our voice to save existing Garry oaks that were at risk of destruction; and so much more. If you do not wish to become a member please consider an outright, tax deductible donation.

We have some exciting events planned for 2017. Some of those events include more oak tree planting in our community, outreach to other Islanders at the Whidbey Master Gardener’s Workshop, and visiting sites in the springtime that feature Garry oak associated wildflowers. We invite you to come to one of our monthly meetings to learn more of what we are up to! You can help raise the community’s consciousness of this beautiful tree and plant and protect Garry oaks for future generations. We meet every second Tues. of the month from 6:30-8pm. Location varies; please check our website for updates.

Sincerely, 

Laura Renninger

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society

Members and friends pose after a fun morning of planting Garry oaks at the Navy Lodge.

One Response to “Happy New Year!”

  1. W. Pete Pedersen January 11, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Well well Laura, it is a small world, I was an Awana leader when your daughter was in my 2nd grade group. Always did appreciate your help all those times you were able to. Will be joining the society, we do have a Garry Oak planted for the city already, but how do we go about obtaining one to plant in our yard on our new front yard of our new house? Thank you for your time and your upcoming answer.

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