Annual Meeting, Tuesday, November 16, 7:00pm

While we cannot yet meet indoors in person, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy each other’s company via Zoom.  We will conduct the important business of election of Officers and Board Members.  Then, OSWA’s new Executive Director, Rick Zenn, will speak of his goals for OSWA and offer a question-and-answer time.  In addition, Mary Spiering is putting together a slide show from pictures taken at WCSWA’s 2021 outdoor events in June, September and October.  You will be surprised at the knack she has of making people standing around in the woods come to life.

AND – There will be door prizes as well!  Who knew that this could be done while Zooming?  Your creative leadership found out how.  Come and see what you can win.  Zoom information will arrive via email a few days ahead of the meeting. The email with Zoom link or phone-in information is also available here.  “See” you there.

Read the November 2021 Forest Forum.


Busy October – 3 Events

The weather cooperated, and WCSWA members came

  • October 2 & 3: Amy’s Trail Work Party.  About 20 people came to dig, hoe, weed whack, and use loppers to bring the rough-hewn trail into its glory.  Two commemorative benches were also installed.
  • October 9: Amy’s Trail was dedicated.  50+ family, friends, small woodland owners and co-workers walked Matteson Forest roads while Steve Fitzgerald informed us of management goals in this OSU Demonstration Forest.  Then, a box lunch was served and many people shared how Amy influenced their lives.  Afterwards, the new trail was opened and we had a chance to walk the .8-mile trail.  A beautiful tribute to our beloved OSU Extension Forester who died too young.  See “Amy in Action”, the picture composite that Brandy Saffell composed, on pg. 11 and photos on page 3 of the November 2021 Forest Forum.
  • October 16: Stole Property Tour:  40-some WCSWA members learned about truffles, biochar and beavers at Lori and Jerry Stoles farm in Sherwood.  See page 10 of the November 2021 Forest Forum for a full report and pictures and the Stole Property Tour, 2021, Slide Show (YouTube).

Last updated: November 16, 2021 at 7:55 am