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Twilight Tour: Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Nominee Satori Springs Woodlands

Forestry Events - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:41pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mark your calendar for the summer Twilight Tour of Satori
Springs Woodlands. Satori Springs Woodlands, along with Christopher Bridge Winery, is managed by Chris Carlberg and family. Chris grew up on this farm and has been tending trees for over 50 years, creating an increasing diversity of woodland patches adding up to about half of the 80-acre farm. He has a passion for showing visitors the benefits and values sustained by small farms and woodlands. Progress towards the Carlbergs’ vision
and goals will be easy to see on the tour, including:
• Providing a “bridge” to connect people to working farm and
forest lands
• Improving health and productivity of woodlands
• Enhancing natural beauty and spiritual values
• Controlling blackberry and other invasive species by replacing them with trees
• Increasing woodland area by planting trees on old pasture land
• Producing valuable wood products supporting the family farm-forest enterprise
• Engaging the next generation in sustaining the family farm-forest

Stay tuned for further notice. Call Jean at 503-655-8631, email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or you can visit
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry for more information closer to the event date.

DCWFN - Farm tour (high tunnel production and marketing farming)

Small Farms Events - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:41pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
held at Big Lick Farm, Winston, OR

for more information click here

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Cloverbud Day Camp

4-H Events - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:41pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Oregon Cloverbuds Program is an informal education program designed for children 5-8 years old (as of September 1st, 2016). Cloverbud Camp is an opportunity for youth to explore the fun world of 4-H. Youth do not need to be registered 4-H members to attend.

Camp activities will include: Arts & Crafts, Science Experiments, Tortilla Making, Search & Rescue Dogs, and Much, Much More!

Cost:  $15 per camper if paid by June 30th after that date the price is $25 per camper.    

Camp is limited to 30.                        

(Those living within the city limits of Reedsport and Canyonville are required to pay the full $25 camp fee, due to living outside the Extension Service  District.)

REGISTRATION: Online registration available on our website at  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/4h

 

 

Meet Oregon Sea Grant’s 2018-19 Knauss Fellowship finalists

Sea Grant - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:52pm

Oregon Sea Grant is pleased and proud to announce that five of its nominees for the 2018-19 John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program have been selected as finalists: Reuben Biel, of Oregon State University; Sabra Tallchief Comet, of Portland State University; Chanté Davis, of Oregon State University; Janan Evans-Wilent, of Oregon State University; and Kathryn McIntosh, of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Congratulations to all!

Reuben Biel

Sabra Tallchief Comet

Chanté Davis

Janan Evans-Wilent

Kathryn McIntosh

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Knauss Fellowship program, including how finalists are selected and where they may be placed, read the full news release from NOAA Sea Grant. 

Placement of 2018 Knauss finalists as fellows is contingent on adequate funding in Fiscal Year 2018.

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Meet Oregon Sea Grant’s 2018-19 Knauss Fellowship finalists

Breaking Waves - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:52pm

Oregon Sea Grant is pleased and proud to announce that five of its nominees for the 2018-19 John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program have been selected as finalists: Reuben Biel, of Oregon State University; Sabra Tallchief Comet, of Portland State University; Chanté Davis, of Oregon State University; Janan Evans-Wilent, of Oregon State University; and Kathryn McIntosh, of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Congratulations to all!

Reuben Biel

Sabra Tallchief Comet

Chanté Davis

Janan Evans-Wilent

Kathryn McIntosh

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Knauss Fellowship program, including how finalists are selected and where they may be placed, read the full news release from NOAA Sea Grant. 

Placement of 2018 Knauss finalists as fellows is contingent on adequate funding in Fiscal Year 2018.

The post Meet Oregon Sea Grant’s 2018-19 Knauss Fellowship finalists appeared first on Breaking Waves.

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Transfer START orientation program Session 2

Health & Wellness Events - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (all day event)

Transfer START is a one-day program that occur during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend the full day in order to be eligible to register for classes.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Take care of any business you still to need to prepare for fall term
  • There are option components that allow you to learn about opportunities and resources that may be of interest to you.

For all Transfer START details, schedule and registration visit
Transfer START | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

Blueberry Field Day

Small Farms Events - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mark your calendars for our field days at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.
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Are you ready? Let’s go on a Quest!

Breaking Waves - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:47pm

The 2017-18 edition of Oregon Sea Grant’s popular “Oregon Coast Quests Book” is now available, featuring 24 Quests in English (three of which are brand new) and one in Spanish. The directions for virtually all of the previous Quests included in the new edition have been updated to reflect changes in site terrain, landmarks, signage and other details, making this book a must-have for avid Questers!

The price for the 222-page book is just $10, and you can buy copies from the retailers listed here.

What is a Quest?

Quests are fun and educational clue-directed hunts that encourage exploration of natural areas. In this self-guided activity, Questers follow a map and find a series of clues to reach a hidden box. The box contains a small guest book, a stamp pad, a unique rubber stamp and additional information about the Quest site. Participants sign the guest book to record their find, and make an imprint of the Quest Box stamp in the back of their clue book as proof of accomplishment. Then the box is re-hidden for the next person to find. The location of the clues and box remain a secret so others can share the fun. Oregon Coast Quest clues and boxes stay in place year-round.

Questing is an ideal place-based activity for individuals, small groups and families. By turning a walk into a treasure hunt, children often race ahead of their parents instead of lagging behind. Through Quests, important areas of natural, cultural and/or historical significance are shared. Furthermore, both those who go on Quests and those who create Quests for others gain pride and a sense of stewardship for their community’s special places.

Production of the Oregon Coast Quests Book 2017-18 was coordinated by Cait Goodwin of Oregon Sea Grant.

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Are you ready? Let’s go on a Quest!

Sea Grant - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:47pm

The 2017-18 edition of Oregon Sea Grant’s popular “Oregon Coast Quests Book” is now available, featuring 24 Quests in English (three of which are brand new) and one in Spanish. The directions for virtually all of the previous Quests included in the new edition have been updated to reflect changes in site terrain, landmarks, signage and other details, making this book a must-have for avid Questers!

The price for the 222-page book is just $10, and you can buy copies from the retailers listed here.

What is a Quest?

Quests are fun and educational clue-directed hunts that encourage exploration of natural areas. In this self-guided activity, Questers follow a map and find a series of clues to reach a hidden box. The box contains a small guest book, a stamp pad, a unique rubber stamp and additional information about the Quest site. Participants sign the guest book to record their find, and make an imprint of the Quest Box stamp in the back of their clue book as proof of accomplishment. Then the box is re-hidden for the next person to find. The location of the clues and box remain a secret so others can share the fun. Oregon Coast Quest clues and boxes stay in place year-round.

Questing is an ideal place-based activity for individuals, small groups and families. By turning a walk into a treasure hunt, children often race ahead of their parents instead of lagging behind. Through Quests, important areas of natural, cultural and/or historical significance are shared. Furthermore, both those who go on Quests and those who create Quests for others gain pride and a sense of stewardship for their community’s special places.

Production of the Oregon Coast Quests Book 2017-18 was coordinated by Cait Goodwin of Oregon Sea Grant.

The post Are you ready? Let’s go on a Quest! appeared first on Breaking Waves.

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Logger Forum for Woodland Owners

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:35pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Logger Forum is a moderated panel discussion, featuring five different loggers/logging companies. Each logger will discuss their operation size, their equipment and how they like to handle various aspects of logging jobs. The goal is to help woodland owners get an understanding of how logging jobs might be set up, whether or not to contract with loggers directly or to hire a consulting forester to handle the job.


The Logger Forum is organized by the Polk and Marion County chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands under the leadership of Chapter President Mark Havel. The forum is modeled after the very successful event held in Polk County earlier this year (April 18, Independence, OR).


“If you have any interest in logging or have some logging planned ‘in the future’ come to hear commercial loggers discuss their equipment, capabilities and limitations, as well as costs and time frames. This is the most important presentation we’ve ever put together for folks that are considering hiring out an upcoming logging job.” Mark Havel, President, Polk-Marion Small Woodlands Association.


There is no fee and registration is not required. Entrance to the gardens and parking are free for those attending this event. The Natural Resources classroom is right next to the main entrance and visitor center for The Oregon Garden.

First-Year START orientation program Session 4

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:37pm
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Monday, July 10, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

Linn County 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Tour & an Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour of Mountain Springs Tree Farm

Forestry Events - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 2:40pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join us to recognize this year’s honorees Ivan and Rebecca Wolthuis and visit their property. This is also Neighbor-to-Neighbor Tour, so plan to bring a friend or neighbor to meet and mingle with local family woodlandowners. Tour Sponsors include: Rebecca and Ivan Wolthuis, OSWA Linn County Chapter, Oregon Tree Farm System, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension, and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee.

Admission and lunch are free but registration required. To register call (503) 588-1813 by July 7th 

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 2:40pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Organic Cherry Harvest and Food Safety Workshop

Small Farms Events - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 2:40pm
Saturday, July 1, 2017 8:00 AM - Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:00 AM
Register here: 

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms-events/register/150 

INSTRUCTORS 

Javier Fernandez-Salvador, OSU Small Farms Program

Scott Robbins, OSU Lewis Brown Farm

 

TOPICS

Food safety issues and best practices for cherry harvest. Harvest and post-harvest techniques for fresh market cherries ('Regina').

After the workshop, there will be an optional, 2 hour work party to harvest cherries and practice what you have learned. Anyone who stays around to harvest can purchase organic cherries at a discounted price and learn about crew management for perennial crops. All profits from sales cover the OSU Organic Growers Club summer internships.

 

DIRECTIONS

From I-5, take the exit for OR 34W/Corvallis-Lebanon Hwy 210, turn right on OR 34, follow it for 9 miles and turn left on Peoria Rd. Follow Peoria Rd. for 1.5 miles to a driveway on the left with a sign for OSU Lewis Brown Farm.  

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First-Year START orientation program Session 3

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 2:35pm
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Friday, July 7, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

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Terra - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:37pm

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New videos encourage boaters to help keep waterways clean

Sea Grant - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:44pm

Two new videos from Oregon Sea Grant encourage boaters to help keep our waterways clean by emptying their portable toilets and holding tanks at designated facilities at marinas and short-term tie-up docks.

The videos, “Where to Empty Onboard Portable Toilets in Oregon” and “Where to Empty Onboard Holding Tanks in Oregon,” feature Jenny East, boater outreach coordinator with Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service. They are part of her ongoing efforts to educate recreational boaters about the availability of facilities at marinas for disposing of onboard sewage.

Jenny East empties an onboard portable toilet.

The new videos join a dozen others on the subject, available on a YouTube playlist here.

Photos of East and some of the facilities she demonstrates in the videos are available for download from our “Boater Outreach” album on Flickr.

The videos were filmed and edited by Oregon Sea Grant videographer Vanessa Cholewczynski in collaboration with the Oregon State Marine Board.

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New videos encourage boaters to help keep waterways clean

Breaking Waves - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:44pm

Two new videos from Oregon Sea Grant encourage boaters to help keep our waterways clean by emptying their portable toilets and holding tanks at designated facilities at marinas and short-term tie-up docks.

The videos, “Where to Empty Onboard Portable Toilets in Oregon” and “Where to Empty Onboard Holding Tanks in Oregon,” feature Jenny East, boater outreach coordinator with Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service. They are part of her ongoing efforts to educate recreational boaters about the availability of facilities at marinas for disposing of onboard sewage.

Jenny East empties an onboard portable toilet.

The new videos join a dozen others on the subject, available on a YouTube playlist here.

Photos of East and some of the facilities she demonstrates in the videos are available for download from our “Boater Outreach” album on Flickr.

The videos were filmed and edited by Oregon Sea Grant videographer Vanessa Cholewczynski in collaboration with the Oregon State Marine Board.

The post New videos encourage boaters to help keep waterways clean appeared first on Breaking Waves.

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First-Year START orientation program Session 2

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 2:41pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:12am
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM