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Society News & Blog2019-05-20T17:04:09-07:00

Students Enjoy After School Garry Oak Enrichment

A successful pilot program at Broadview Elementary has just wrapped up. What's next for Garry oaks in the classroom? Students use rubber stamps and colored pencils to depict their version of the habitat found inside Garry oak ecosystems. Each student was provided their own Garry oak folders which they took home to keep at the end of the program. [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Notable Oaks of Oak Harbor Walking Tour April 21

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 Garry oak ecosystems. We [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Updates Planned for Garry Oak Protection Code

As the City of Oak Harbor Planning Department drafts potential changes to the Garry Oak Protection code, the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society respectfully urges the city to save the oaks by closing the ivy loophole. This Garry oak in Illwaco Alley was removed after it was found to be dead, seen here after being partially cut down. (A [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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 oak seedlings to take [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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 the Oak Harbor Washington [...]

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grant from Island Thrift

Island Thrift generously awarded the society a grant to purchase oak related school books for children, pots for our tree nurseries, supplies to care for trees, and more. Please consider supporting them with your donations and patronage so they may continue supporting community groups like us. A warm Whidbey thank you to Island Thrift.

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments