May 2019 eBulletin
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Lower Nehalem Community Trust

May 2019 eBulletin

“"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

~ Hellen Keller

LNCT partners with the City of Manzanita for the future of Elk Meadows Park


LNCT volunteers and Trail Keepers of Oregon (TKO) in the first stages of work on the loop trail at Elk Meadows
LNCT volunteers working on a section of the loop trail
LNCT has stewarded the development of Elk Meadows Park since the City purchased it five years ago. We recently entered into an agreement to continue the stewardship for another five years with the City’s help and now we’re in the final stages of building a loop trail and boardwalk after planting many trees over the winter.  Come join us at 10am Friday May 17 at the park for our weekly work party and be part of the fun! Elk Meadows Park is located at the end of Neptune Way (west from Bayside Gardens Road).

Join the us for Stewardship:
May 17th | 10am-12pm

Join us on International Migratory Bird Day with Explore Nature at Alder Creek Farm

May 12th | 9am-12pm

REGISTER NOW for this free Birding and Ecology field trip, May 12th from 9am-12pm, through the Lower Nehalem Community Trust's Alder Creek Farm. Birding expert James Billstine will lead the trip which will focus on birds, bird habitats, and the wonders of spring migration. There will be some walking through tall grass involved, and people are welcome to come and go as they please.

James Billstine is a local birder, Neahkahnie Middle School teacher, and President of the Oregon Birding Association. Click the link to register or find out more.

Headwaters Earth Day Walk

Gary and Melinda Seelig, Sue McGrath, June Baumler, Madeline Olson and Shaukya Decker joined LNCT Board members for an Earth Day Walk on the Headwaters Property. This recently acquired 111 acre forest land has some larger old trees and some newly planted ones thanks to LNCTs stewardship volunteers. Next winter we will renew planting of a variety of conifers and opportunities to join us on the land will be ongoing.

Get Tickets for Living Locally | June 1st

Tickets are now available for purchase online HERE.

Enjoy the extraordinary setting of the Trust’s Alder Creek Farm, with celebratory wines, local beer, live music, and delicious catering by Julie Barker, chef/owner of Buttercup.

Tickets are $100 apiece ($60 tax deductible). Limited seating.

Auction items will be presented for your advance review on-line after May 15.

Plant Sale Success!

A HUGE Thank You to our community for supporting the Alder Creek Farm Community Garden at our annual fundraiser Plant Sale.

We had a record 233 visitors who stocked up on edible plants; fruit, veggies, herbs and flowers; and, a very strong support of native plant sales to expand the mission of sustainable vegetation for our native fauna.

We have some edible plants still available and have put them our on our “self service” table. Stop by if you need to fill out your garden. We will be putting out new plants each week through the month of May.
As a reminder, we can reuse some garden containers but only certain sizes for efficiency of storage and processing. We can reuse the following sizes:

3.5” square
4” square
1 gallon round
10”x20” flats
20”x20” flats
All others please take to CARTM / Transfer station. 

Stewardship of our Lands

Once a week on Fridays LNCT holds a two hour event related to stewardship of our lands and it's open for anyone to join in the wide variety of activities.  Here's an example of activities stewardship volunteers have experienced in the last month: Bridge restoration, a plant potting party, a land monitoring walk, and a native plant sale.  There's a spot waiting for you if you'd like to get involved in projects like these. Trail building is one of the next events offered. To receive a notice of upcoming stewardship opportunities just send an email to and you'll receive an email update.
Carl and Sheila restoring a bridge, part of the Teaching Trail, at Alder Creek Farm
Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) tend plantings and remove Scotch Broom at Zimmerman Marsh 

News from our Partners

Explore Nature

Explore Nature is a series of nature-based events that showcase the uniqueness of Tillamook County and the work being done by local organizations like us to conserve the area's natural resources.

Learn more or register for events at 

Lower Nehalem Watershed Council

LNWC has been awarded two grants by OWEB for large wood placement in Grassy Lake Creek and Punchbowl Creek. These projects will enhance native fish habitat by improving gravel sorting and recruitment, diversifying stream habitats, and expanding the floodplain. Both of these projects are on Weyerhaeuser property and being implemented with assistance from Weyerhaeuser. Together the grants are worth $98,177 and will enhance 2 miles of habitat with over 30 in-stream wood structures. 

Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

If you enjoy bird-watching and want to combine that interest with helping protect birds and habitats, you’re in luck. Check out the opportunities below to get involved and volunteer along the North Coast. No experience necessary.

Pacific Brown Pelican Survey
Saturday, May 18
5 pm to 7 pm

Falcon Cove
(and other sites)

Falcon Cove (and other sites). Join volunteers in counting swimming, flying and roosting pelicans in Cape Falcon Marine Reserve at our spring count. The effort stretches from Washington to California and helps support conservation efforts. Sponsors: Audubon Society of Portland and Audubon California, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. 
Cormorant Monitoring Training
Saturday, June 8
10 am to 12 pm

Cannon Beach City Hall
163 E Gower Ave
Cannon Beach, OR

Join us in watching two species of cormorants nesting during the summer at Devil's Cauldron in Oswald West State Park and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. Sponsors: Audubon Society of Portland, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Haystack Rock Awareness Program, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.
Saturday, June 8, 7pm-9pm NCRD Schoolhouse Room - ALBATROSS, a film by artist Chris Jordan, is a powerfully moving story about birds on Midway Island in the Pacific whose bodies are filled with ocean plastic. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on ocean plastic pollution. Sponsors: Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.

Thank You Business Partners!

Lower Nehalem Community Trust
532 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

(503) 368-3203

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