On October 14th, 2019, Oak Harbor City Parks Board voted unanimously to begin the policy of deferred lawn mowing in Smith Park, a proposal put forth by Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society, in order to allow ecologically important native wildflowers to fully bloom and set seed. The practice of deferred mowing will allow the resurgence of native wildflowers which have [...]
Keeping the "Oak" in Oak Harbor Intrepid volunteers, 10 adults and two youngsters, got the planting job done in Lueck and Ridgeway Parks today in Oak Harbor! Our cheerful helpers planted and placed cage protection around new Garry oak tree seedlings despite the rain. In subsequent days, volunteers continued planting in Kimball Park and Sumner Park. In all, [...]
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 highlighted on the sign [...]
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, as well as native [...]
Join Us for a Fun Easter Egg Hunt and Garry Oak Education in Oak Harbor!Saturday, April 20 from 1-2PM in Smith ParkChildren ages 1-9 years are welcome. There will be Garry oak tree education and activities. Plus, find lucky coins and win prices, and pick up coupons for participating Downtown Merchants!Click to see this event on Facebook.
Harvest time is upon us. Gratefully, we see the acorn harvest this year compared to last year has been especially plentiful! Our group has been busy collecting acorns and planting them in tall pots for future planting projects. Beyond acorns, we have also collected Garry oak twigs, pieces of bark, lichens and mosses, leaves, and selected small cross-sections of wood. [...]