WCSWA Annual Potluck – Date Changed to May 29

You won’t want to miss the Washington County Small Woodlands Association annual potluck. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 29 (shifted from May 22 as was previously noted in the Forest Forum) and plan to join us at Ray and Kathy Brock’s where they will share with us “What Happens When Your Dream Comes with An Obligation.” Their property came with an obligation to replant after a previous owner’s harvest. This will be a great opportunity to help the Brock’s celebrate their successes and to share the challenges they’ve faced through this experience, some of which include home construction using reclaimed lumber, developing a garden area, planting native plants, clearing, forest restoration as well as the reforestation. The event will begin at 5:30pm with dinner. Please bring a side dish or dessert. WCSWA will provide burgers and hot dogs, buns, condiments and fixin’s under the direction of master chef Sam Sadtler. Water and pop will also be provided by WCSWA as well as table service. You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice.

At 6:30pm Ray and Kathy will share the work they’ve done and where things are headed. ODF District Forester Mike Cafferata is scheduled to be present along with OSU extension forester Amy Grotta to discuss landowner post-harvest obligations. Appropriate shoes and clothes are recommended for a walking tour.

The Brock’s place is at 50325 NW Cedar Canyon Road, Banks, Oregon which is approximately 6 miles west of the city of Banks off Hwy 6. Turn north onto Cedar Canyon just west of milepost 46 and then turn left on Cedar Canyon in ½ block. The Brock’s driveway is 1.5 miles up the gravel road on the right, just past their mail box. Signs will be posted the day of the event.

Please RSVP by no later than May 24, 2018 to Bob and Bonnie Shumaker at bshumaker@coho.net or give them a call at 503-324-7825 to let us know you are coming. You need to RSVP so Bob and Bonnie know how much BBQ meat to buy.

Special thanks to Ray and Kathy for sharing their story and hosting us for this event.
Read this and other articles in our May 2018 Forest Forum


Master Woodland Managers Program:

Washington County has many small woodland owners who have qualified to become Master Woodland Managers under the OSU Extension MWM program. These MWM’s have received training in woodland management science and technology, and are available to serve as volunteer mentor/advisors to other woodland owners.

To receive the services of a MWM, contact Amy Grotta at 503-397-3462

Last updated: May 4, 2018 at 7:25 am