Linn OSWA picnic planned for Sunnyside Park


Sunnyside Park near Sweet Home will be the site of the annual summer potluck picnic put on by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association.
The woodlands organization will gather Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members and the general public are invited to attend.

Directors meeting on June 6 agreed to the
Sunnyside location to allow OSWA members and the public hear about plans to implement the Robert Mealey demonstration forest at the park.
Funded through an endowment created by former Sweet Home resident Bob Mealey, the forestry group has been in early talks with Linn County to create an educational stand of trees with interpretive signs and perhaps a walking path.

Board member Jim Cota presented a rough concept for the planting of Willamette Valley Ponderosa pines, including a mix of seedlings and staked 6-foot tall trees. The board asked Cota to meet informally with Linn County Park Director Brian Carroll to present the OSWA group’s proposal.

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