Building Understanding and Appreciation for Healthy Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

The Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund envisions all people living as environmental stewards. The YWSF raises and disperses monies locally throughout the entire Yamhill region to individuals, groups, and organizations whose efforts fulfill our mission: to promote knowledge and appreciation of healthy lands, waters, and wildlife.

Youth Art Contest Winner: “River” by Noah Turk

2018 Celebrate Our Watersheds

Mike Full

November 3, 2018
6 to 10 PM

McMinnville Grand Ballroom
325 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Guest Speaker: Mike Full
The Willamette Valley Pleistocene Project

This year we will be doing a special Paddle Raise for the Chehalem Valley Watershed Project – a Newberg High School Student-Led Watershed Restoration Project.

Silent Auction & More
Donations by local artists, merchants, and vineyards

Catered by Harvest Fresh
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, local wine, and beer available.

$20 Suggested Donation, includes drink ticket

To become a Sponsor, donate, or contribute a Silent Auction item, contact Lori Anderson at or 503-539-2859.

Harvest Fresh clip

Ransom logo


Over 1,300 Local Students Served Through YWSF Funded Programs in 2017-2018

Microscopes, mud, and nature walks: YWSF grants are being put to good use!  Through funding granted to Nature’s Ways and Outdoor Education Adventures, students in Carlton, Yamhill, Dayton, Dundee, Newberg, Amity, and McMinnville have been making exciting nature discoveries. Students have had the opportunity to learn about local plants and wildlife, listen to birds, examine owl pellets, study water levels, find bugs and snakes, and so much more!

Check out the accomplishments of these wonderful programs:

Nature’s Ways Outdoor Science Exploration Program

  • Provided outdoor field trip experiences for 118 elementary students
  • School site visits for 375 students

Outdoor Education Adventures 

  • Nature Science Station at Earth Day 2018 at Miller Woods – reaching over 150 families
  • Nature Science Station at Cruickshank’s Woodland Tour – reaching 587 5th graders
  • Scholarships to Outdoor Education Adventures summer camps
  • Classroom-based lessons to preschool students and second grade students

YWSF Produced 2 short films about Oregon white oaks!

Learn More About These Films…