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 massive data sets to create map-based visualizations and brings years of tech and fundraising experience to the Society.

Celebrating Summer in Smith Park

By |2017-07-19T03:16:02-07:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

In early July the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society gathered together under the mighty oaks in Smith Park to celebrate summer and and our city's namesake tree. There were many delightful potluck dishes shared over lively dinner conversation. Members displayed Garry oak art, historic photos, and woodworking . Several short readings rounded out a lovely evening [...]

Navy Open House

By |2017-05-29T03:33:15-07:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Did you know? This luscious beauty is a chocolate lily, a wildflower associated with Garry oak ecosystems. Only a tiny remnant of these flowers survive today in our community in a location on Navy property. Look for the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society booth at the Navy Open House event June 24th from 9 am-3 pm! [...]

The Joy of Spring and Native Plants!

By |2017-04-02T04:21:19-07:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ahhh! There are abundant signs of Spring around us at last! We look forward to seeing the lovely flowering wildflowers and native flowering shrubs associated with Garry oak ecosystems. We have been busy spreading mulch at the newly adopted Native Plant Garden in Oak Harbor. Planted by Melissa Duffy and members of Harbor Pride in the [...]

Happy New Year!

By |2017-01-06T03:48:24-08:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Garry Oak Ornaments For Sale

By |2016-11-30T03:11:36-08:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Just in time for the Holidays! The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society has handcrafted, unique Garry oak wood items for sale at 3 Sisters Market. Buy one soon, as they are only available while supplies last!  Left to right: Winter Silhouette, $10.00 Acorn with Cap and Bead, $5.00 Oak Leaves, $7.00 Little Star in Center, $3.50 Summer [...]

Giving Thanks

By |2016-11-22T17:03:58-08:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

I'm very thankful for the dedicated volunteers who give of their time to help with Garry oak conservation in our Oak Harbor community. YOU are making a positive difference in our environment, not just in the present, but in the decades and centuries to come. I'm also thankful for our productive partnerships between OHGOS other entities [...]

Planting Garry Oaks along Regatta Drive

By |2016-10-18T14:24:45-07:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Presenting Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society

By |2016-09-05T22:09:32-07:00September 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society experienced success in outreach/education, fundraising, and membership enhancement at the August Farmer's Markets and at the September Music Festival. We had lots of conversations with people in our community and visitors to Oak Harbor about the importance of Garry oak conservation. Special thanks to all the OHGOS members who gave of [...]

OHGOS at the Thursday Oak Harbor Farmer’s Market

By |2016-08-15T03:24:46-07:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

OHGOS is doing a donation drive for Garry oak seedlings at the Thursday Oak Harbor Farmer's Market for the month of August. We are excited to have this opportunity to seek donations, a portion of which will go towards filing fees to achieve our non-profit status. The healthy seedlings we are offering are from locally-gathered acorns [...]

Garry Oaks on Vancouver Island

By |2016-07-07T04:10:04-07:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

            In late March my husband, Barry, and I explored the southern half of Vancouver Island, B.C., where Garry oaks are a prominent part of the landscape. We saw lovely native wildflowers blooming among the oak groves, hilltop vistas where Garry oak preserves are maintained, and the gargantuan grandfather oaks of [...]