The weather was a perfect 60 degrees with beautiful blue skies as racers started out at the first Miller Woods and Give A Little Foundation Trail Race October 28th. 109 people participated and 91 finished the 10K race. The youngest person to finish was eight and the oldest was 68 years old. The average finish time was 1:07:52. Brian Bernier came in first in the Men’s Division and Mariah Kraner (pictured in photo) came in first in the Women’s Division. Visit http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php… for all race results.
The event raised $3,986.52 which was divided between Miller Woods and the Give a Little Foundation. The funds raised for Miller Woods will go toward building a permanent restroom structure. The drain field has already been installed and the building plans are in progress. For more information or to donate funds, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district partnered with the Give A Little Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides immediate, one-time financial assistance to individuals and families in Yamhill County who are in crisis or experiencing severe adversity.
Thank You to Give a Little Foundation Sponsors
· A-1 Logging Inc.
· Atticus Hotel
· Coastal Mountain Springs
· Dr. Catherine O'Brien, Willamette Valley Cancer Center
· Ooh La Latte
· Riedman Land Stewardship
Duniway Middle School students spent three days of volunteer service outdoors enhancing Miller Woods and making it an even better place to visit and enjoy.
Volunteer Theresa Crain’s group removed and sifted through duck weed all three days, resulting in a much healthier pond for plants and wildlife.
Miller Woods volunteer Charlie Coates led a group of students along the new trail, collecting rocks. The rocks were used to start a rock pile near the small pond for reptile habitat.
Rick Thomas, Miller Woods volunteer, and Sonya Wilkerson, Miller Woods Property Manager, led their group along the newly created trails where students pushed over the dirt walls onto the trails. This ended up being a very muddy project, and one that was not repeated on subsequent days. And THANK YOU to all the students and Miller Woods volunteer leaders, and Sonya Wilkerson for making this a very productive three days of service!
December 6th | 6 – 9 pm
Biennial Review of Yamhill Ag. Water Quality Management Area Plan
Location: McMinnville Wastewater Treatment Plant, 3500 Clearwater Dr. McMinnville.
As part of Oregon’s Agricultural Water Quality Management Program (Ag Water Quality Program), this Area Plan guides landowners and partners such as Soil and Water Conservation Districts, in addressing local agricultural water quality issues.
You’re invited to attend a meeting of the local advisory committee, comprised of local landowners and agriculturalists. Every two years the committee meets to review and discuss updates from local and state agencies.
Learn more here:
The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District purchased a 2016 Land Pride 606 No-Till Compact Drill. It is now available for rent to Yamhill County residents.
RENTAL RATES SCHEDULE
Weekday Rate (24-hour period):
$250/day - includes delivery/pick up to your property and brief orientation to the equipment
Weekend Rate (Friday afternoon - Monday morning):
$250/weekend - includes delivery/pick up to your property and brief orientation to the equipment
Interested in renting the drill? Contact Marie Vicksta, 503-376-7606 or email email@example.com.
Specifications for Land Pride 606NT Compact Drill
- 40 HP minimum tractor size and requires one hydraulic circuit;
- Pull type (no trailer required); maximum driving speed 20 mph
- 9 rows at 7.5” spacing (67.5” total swath width)
- Opener depth range is 0-3.5
- Transport width: 8’10”, length 11’5”, height: 5’1”
- Maximum weigh (empty): 2700 lbs., max. wt. full: 4600 lbs.
- Acremeter to assist with seeding rate calculations
Farm Services Agency (FSA), National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Yamhill SWCD joined forces to pick and donate pumpkins and squash to the local Department of Human Services recipient families. Farmer Johns of McMinnville donated pumpkins and May Brothers from Dayton donated squash. The volunteer crew picked and delivered the fall fair on Friday, October 6. Everyone had a great time knowing they were providing pumpkins for carving to children who may not have otherwise had the opportunity. The project was so successful and fun, the group has decided to make this a annual event. Thank you for putting a smile on those little faces., as well as your own.
Photo: L-R Marie Vicksta (Yamhill SWCD), Eileen Whitcomb with Michelle Schryver (FSA ) and Rachel Russell with Sergio Villaseñor (NRCS).
SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 18 | 8 AM - 2 PM BY APPOINTMENT
Join Marion Soil & Water Conservation District at Valley Agronomics in Mt. Angel on November 18 to safely dispose of old and unwanted pesticides.
PRE-REGISTER REQUIRED TO DISPOSE OF PESTICIDES.
You can also recycle clean, dirt and residue free, triple-rinsed plastic containers for FREE! For triple-rinse procedures, see the Ag Container Recycling Council (ARC) website at www.acrecycle.org and select the link for Container Rinsing. You do not need to register to drop off containers.
A huge thank you to Linfield College for volunteering at Miller Woods for their Freshman Orientation Community Service Day.
The 21 hours of service the group contributed allowed us to clear a quarter mile of new trail. They worked hard and left tired and extremely dusty.
We are so grateful!!
And thank you to volunteer James Riedman for leading the group!
Join Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District at Carlton Plants for a personal tour by Allan Elliott, Carlton Plants Manager. He will share their Cover Crop Program including:
· Rotation Scheduling
· Termination & Seed Harvesting
· Making Cover Cropping Work for your Operation
District director, Pat FitzGerald, has been elected to serve as president of the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD). The OACD is a private, non-profit 501(c)(6) statewide membership organization that represents, supports and strengthens Oregon’s 45 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Pat has been serving as a director for OACD since 2013 and recently fulfilled the role of vice-president. His experience with this organization and his role of director for Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation provides the needed qualifications to successfully lead OACD this coming year and we wish Pat well in his new endeavor.
For more information regarding OACD, visit oacd.org