Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

Nurturing Natives: June 8

Jun. 8th, 2023 directions 

Register Here for FREE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nurturing-natives-june-8-2023-tickets-637645062547

Spring into action at TEP’s Native Plant Nursery!

Do your part to help recover critical Oregon Silverspot Butterfly habitat.

TEP is seeking volunteers to care for seedlings that will help restore coastal prairie habitat. These plants will increase the area of existing strongholds and provide pollinator species to the critically endangered Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.

You’ll also be able to take free seedlings home to create native pollinator habitat in your yard!

The events will be held various weeks throughout the spring and will all take place at TEP's Native Plant Nursery located on the Port of Tillamook. Volunteers will be given a brief training and then let loose to help thin the overcrowded seedlings. This step of the process is vital in order for the plants to maximize growth and it is critical that we get to it within this timeframe.

We are extremely excited to open our doors back up to these events and we hope to see you there!

How to come prepared:

  • Layers - Depending on greenhouse space, some individuals may work outside, so please dress for the weather.
  • Rain Gear.
  • Outdoor shoes, such as boots, are recommended.
  • Gardening/Nursery gloves, if you have them.
  • Water and snacks, even though we will provide some snacks.

Directions to the site and additional information will be sent to registered attendees the week of the event.

**Must be 18 or over to attend** We have a fantastic partnership with Oregon Youth Authority and rely on the Camp Tillamook incarcerated youth as our operations crew at the nursery. Therefore, we are unable to have minors on the property during our volunteer days. Also, please respect the youth’s health and safely by giving them ~10ft of space. Thanks so much for understanding

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