Next Meeting: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Mini-Field Day

When:  Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10 AM to lunch & beyond? (tour/demo at 10AM)

Where: Ken and Bonnie Miller's Family Tree Farm, 11801 Tilley Rd. S., Olympia

What:  We bought adjoining 56 problem acres – Now what do we do??

  • 10 AM Tour of Issues & Opportunities to be resolved, including: Rehabilitation – Afforestation of abandoned golf course – Pre-commercial thinning - Soil concerns – Stream (?) Typing – Wetlands delineation – Cost Sharing with NRCS – Boundary Line Adjustment (or Agreement?) – What to Plant in wettest ground – Road Building – Good Neighbor ideas – Easements - Designated Forest Land tax classification – 20’(?) RMZ Alternate Plan FPA – Technical Assistance from NRCS & DNR – FREP application - Why planting tree’s under whose shade we’ll never sit? – And hopefully advice from the audience.  Little over 1 mile walking on gentle, perhaps still wet ground.
  • 12:00 Noon - Burgers & Dogs Picnic – Please bring a favorite salad or dessert.
  • 1:30 PM – Your option to continue socializing; look around the home place; &/or discussing more of the above.

Directions:   From North:  I-5 south to exit # 99; then left back over freeway on 93rd (also called State Highway #121 South) to 2nd 4 way stop sign (at Tilley Road); then right (south) on Tilley 2.5 miles to driveway (& mailbox) on right at 11801 Tilley Road; follow single lane gravel road through park 1.3 miles to dead end in our tree farm.

From South:  I-5 north to exit # 95; then right on Maytown Road (also called State Highway #121 North) about 2 miles to stop sign where road ends at Tilley Road; then left (north) on Tilley 1.1 miles to driveway (& mailbox) on left at 11801 Tilley Road; follow single lane gravel road through park 1.3 miles to dead end in our tree farm. 

If lost call 360-705-1888, or 999-8595

View the full newsletter.

July program needed.
We are looking for a tree farm or a forestry related mill or facility to tour.  Feel free to offer your tree farm for a tour or suggest another tree farm or facility that would be of interest.  Please let us know what suggestions you have.  Contact Norma Green at 360-753-1487, [email protected] ; or Brian LeTourneau at 360-943-8774,  [email protected] .


Our membership drive continues.  You are all encouraged to approach at least one person for membership.  Our chapter will give a $25 rebate to new members for the first year. Membership Special for 1st time new members: $45 for 1 year, 1 chapter.  

WFFA does a lot more than have meetings.  Maintaining favorable conditions, regulations, and attitudes regarding land ownership requires member participation and vigilance. Contact Pres. Boyd Wilson for more information.  360- 438-1166   [email protected]

Future Tours & Meetings  (Second Wednesday unless otherwise noted)

· 2017 – Education Meetings:  Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, Oct 11,

· 2017 – Tours:  May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept 13

· 2017 – Nov. 8 -- Planning meeting for 2018


South Sound chapter typically meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month except November and December.

-- January through April and October are educational meetings held in Olympia.  FOOD is provided at 6:30 p.m., Business meeting at 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by program.

-- May through September are field tours at various locations, usually starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the chapter president at [email protected]




Gov. Gregoire at Ken & Bonnie Miller's tree farm

Chapter Officers
President vacant
Co-Secretary Norma Green
Co-Secretary Brian LeTourneau
Treasurer Bonnie Miller