Outreach

New Short Film – Smith Park and the Garry Oak Tree

By |2019-12-14T18:18:14-08:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Outreach|

Learn about Smith Park in Oak Harbor, WA, the unique Garry Oak Tree, and the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society which aims to keep the "oak" in Oak Harbor. This amazing video was created by talented WWU student Jaya Flanary and narrated by OHGOS President Laura Renninger. Thank you Jaya and everyone involved! [...]

Oaks, a Mural, and Native Plants in our Landscape

By |2019-11-09T15:20:32-08:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Outreach|

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society is excited about the completion of the new mural painted on the side of a building at the corner of Jensen Street and E. Pioneer Way. The mural, depicting a Garry oak meadow at sunset, points the way to historic Smith Park, which contains hundreds of ancient Garry oaks, [...]

Staying Cool Under the Shade of Oaks!

By |2019-11-09T15:21:57-08:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|

Isn't it nice to find a cool shady spot under our majestic oaks during these warm summer days? Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society met with the film crew from Whidbey Telecom in July under the shade of Smith Parks oaks to shoot film for a show called The Curious Islander. The Curious Islander segment will focus [...]

Notable Oaks of Oak Harbor Walking Tour April 21, 2018

By |2019-11-09T15:44:31-08:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|

Saturday, April 21st 2018 10AM - 12PM Featuring the Post Office Demonstration Native Plant Garden and Smith Park Oak Grove Meet At: Oak Harbor Post Office parking lot at 10:00 AM Naturalist Educator Melissa Duffy and Local Historian Scott Hornung will lead a tour of some of Oak Harbor's noteworthy Garry oaks and plants found in [...]

Taking Flight Among Oak Harbor’s Garry Oaks

By |2019-12-14T18:18:41-08:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Outreach|

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 [...]

Acorns

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

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 [...]

Garry Oak Revival and Oak Harbor Music Festival!

By |2019-12-14T18:19:24-08:00August 27th, 2017|Categories: Outreach|

Oak Harbor is experiencing a Garry oak revival! It's a new day for Garry oaks in the greater Oak Harbor area as they come to the forefront of our appreciation recently in two important ways! First, there is a brand-new piece of art in Oak Harbor, titled "Autumn Leaves". It is placed prominently on Highway 20 [...]

Celebrating Summer in Smith Park

By |2019-12-14T18:20:25-08:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Outreach|

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 |2019-12-14T18:20:34-08:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Outreach|

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! [...]

Happy New Year!

By |2019-12-14T18:20:55-08:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Outreach|

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 [...]