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The Dirt | Grand Oaks native planting event - volunteers needed!

The Grand Oaks neighborhood in Corvallis is hosting its second annual event on Saturday afternoon, March 2 to help restore the native plant community in natural areas, and we need volunteers.  Help us plant about 100 small native shrubs and trees in areas previously cleared and prepared for planting.  We will also cut protective netting from last year’s plantings, as well as move some cut tree-trunk rounds to use as seats in the newly planted areas.  

Over the last 3 years, we have worked to remove and control spreading, choking invasive plants that overwhelmed our treasured ancient oaks and other native plants in two initial demonstration areas.  Last year, OSU students and other volunteers helped us with our first native replanting. Those plantings were very successful, and we will do some maintenance work on them this year. We will also plant a new area. This is the next step implementing our greenspace vegetation management plan (VMP), which was developed by neighborhood volunteers, approved by our homeowners Board and the City of Corvallis in 2018. (Refer to Landscape Committee section on the Grand Oaks HOA website: for the VMP and greenspace strategic plan.)

We would like to have a group of up to 25 people who can work 'off-trail' in a natural area. We will be digging holes and planting seedlings and potted plants. Volunteers will be briefed on site history, restoration planning and implementation, and planting techniques. We would love to have you join us.  Please be prepared for the weather (probably wet) and possibly muddy conditions. This event will take place rain or shine!

Advanced Registration: Is highly suggested but not required. Please sign up below ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Meeting Location: We will meet at the Grand Oaks Clubhouse, 6050 SW Grand Oaks Drive. Park in the small lot next to the clubhouse at corner of Grand Oaks and Banyon Drive.

Address: 6050 SW Grand Oaks Dr. Corvallis, OR 97333 | Map Link

What to Bring: Please wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, and bring a backpack for hands-free convenience. Feel free to bring your personal tools if available and a reusable water bottle to support our sustainability efforts.

What's Provided: SOLVE and event organizers will supply some shovels and gloves, but we could use more. Please bring your own if available.

Restrooms: Restrooms will be opened at the neighborhood clubhouse for this event.

Parking: Small parking lot adjacent to Grand Oaks Clubhouse, 6050 SW Grand Oaks Drive.

Transit: Corvallis Transit bus serves this neighborhood. See Corvallis Transit System site, Route 8; the clubhouse is at the first stop in Grand Oaks neighborhood.

Accessibility: This area may not be easily accessible for folks with mobility concerns.

Translation Services: There will not be a Spanish speaker present at this event.

Youth Volunteers: Volunteers 13 and under must be accompanied by an authorized adult.

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