Kyle Renninger

Kyle Renninger

About Kyle Renninger

A fifth generation Whidbey Islander, Kyle is passionate about preservation of the natural features that make our island beautiful. He enjoys working with data sets to create map-based visualizations and brings years of tech and fundraising experience to the Society.

Enjoy Our Newly Revamped Garry Oak Tree Tour

See the many Garry oaks for which our town was named! Created in partnership with the City of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, this self-guided tour features many beautiful Garry oaks throughout the old town area of Oak Harbor. The city itself was named for these mighty trees that line its [...]

By |2020-07-12T16:19:02-07:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

WA DNR Tree Link Feature: The Story of Oak Harbor and the Garry Oak

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) in their Tree Link Newsletter recently did a feature article on the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society. We are thrilled to be featured! Click below to read the article, and consider subscribing to their newsletter for great content delivered to your inbox.  Read the Article [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:14:48-07:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

New Interpretive Signs at the Native Plant Garden

We are happy to announce new interpretive signs are now in place at the Native Garden pocket park located at the Oak Harbor Post Office! There are two signs for you to enjoy. One sign explains the important role native plants play in our landscape and the overall benefit of native plants. The plants [...]

By |2020-04-12T17:05:54-07:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Windjammer Park Design to Include Many Garry Oaks

Earlier this month, the City of Oak Harbor revealed their final design plans for a revitalized Windjammer Park. We are excited to announce Windjammer will include 27 sizable Garry oak saplings to be planted throughout the park in excellent locations. Additionally, at a later date the Garry Oak Society will donate and plant a number of [...]

By |2019-12-14T18:18:32-08:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Preservation|0 Comments

Taking Flight Among Oak Harbor’s Garry Oaks

A Drone Video by Scott Storer Garry Oaks video project from Scott Storer on Vimeo. "This is a project I have compiled over the past year which will be added to over time. The project as a whole was brought up as an idea for getting ideal footage of the native Garry Oaks that grow in [...]

By |2020-04-12T17:34:38-07:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments


Normally acorns would be dropping all over the Old Town area of Oak Harbor by now, but it seems this year the acorn harvest is in very short supply. The same acorn shortage is true for SE Vancouver Island and San Juan Island's Garry oaks. We believe the scant acorn production is due to the summer [...]

By |2019-12-14T18:19:13-08:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Outreach|0 Comments

Planting Garry Oaks along Regatta Drive

OHGOS is very pleased to announce we have received permission from the Navy to plant 30 young Garry oaks on Navy land along Regatta Drive. This will significantly bolster the population of Garry oaks in Oak Harbor and eventually provide habitat enhancement to connect the Garry oaks on SE 8th Ave. with the Hilltop Navy Oak [...]

By |2019-12-14T18:21:18-08:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Preservation|0 Comments