June 5, 2017: Oregon Walk the Land Day, COLT’s board meeting, and more
COLT’s weekly land trust news
Monday June 5, 2017
On June 24th, land trusts across Oregon are hosting events to celebrate (and enjoy!) our collective good work. This is our first Oregon Walk the Land Day.
(Check the website by end of this Wednesday for more details; it’s just a placeholder for now. We’ll also follow with an email specific to Oregon Walk the Land Day, so stay tuned!)
It was great to have much of Oregon’s land trust community get together last week at COLT’s Spring board meeting. I put some photos and narrative up on our Facebook page, so check it out when you are able. You can also see a bit about the day below as well.
There will be a hearing this coming Wednesday, June 7th, for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program before the Oregon Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee at 3pm. We’ll report on how it goes in next Monday’s enews.
Also, we are excited to announce the upcoming Oregon Walk the Land Day on June 24th!! Land trusts across Oregon are hosting events this day to get people onto conserved lands through everything from bird walks for kids, to geology walks, waterfall tours, and much more. The website is just a placeholder for the time begin; I’ll be adding a list of events and much more content over the next few days; check back on June 7th. We’ll also send another email focused just on OWLD, so stay tuned!
Our latest bill tracking sheet for the 2017 legislative session. Note that the OAHP bill has an informational hearing scheduled for June 7th before the Senate Environment and Natural Resource Committee.
Last Thursday, the COLT board meet in Yamhill County for our spring board meeting. Among the productive and congenial conversations, we all enjoyed the views from our meeting location.
After the meeting, the board travelled to Yamhill SWCD’s Miller Woods Conservation Area for an enjoyable time with district board and staff members. Larry Ouja (right), executive director for the district, introduced their land protection program, which has conserved over 2,230 acres! Quite impressive
We ended the day with a lovely tour and walk through Miller Woods, coming back for a tasty catered meal with land trust and SWCD board and staff together.