Cowlitz Farm Forestry Association

Affiliated Chapter of Washington Farm Forestry Association

Cowlitz Farm Forestry Annual Picnic

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Starting at noon


CFFA’s picnic will be July 22nd (Saturday) starting at noon. Once more, Gina Andrews has kindly volunteered her beautiful tree farm on the Coweeman River. There is a very nice developed picnic area with some shelter from the weather.  Gina and family will barbecue hamburgers for everyone; the chapter will supply the beverages and tableware. Please bring a small salad or dessert for the potluck. Please bring lawn chairs, if you have ones that are easy to transport. WFFA members from other counties are welcome.

To reach Gina’s tree farm from the north or Longview go to I-5 exit 36 and go south on Old Pacific Hwy towards Carrolls for about 1.5 miles, then left on Rose Valley Road for 3.7 miles. Turn left at the Mark Andrews Tree Farm sign. From the south, take I-5 exit 32 then north on Old Pacific Hwy past Carrolls and turn right on Rose Valley Road (Address: 2336 Rose Valley Road).

NEW MEMBER RATE - Our chapter continues to seek more members and we need the current members help.  With the reduced new member rate and the Cowlitz chapter paying $10, the cost for 2017 is only $35 for the first year. New members will receive a WFFA sign and a book Stewards of the Land. If you are a new member and haven’t received these items, please ask at the meeting or email [email protected].

Please contact for details on upcoming events at [email protected].


Cowlitz chapter members enjoying picnic at Andrews Tree Farm
Cowlitz chapter members enjoying picnic at Andrews Tree Farm


Chapter Officers
President Butch Ogden
Vice President Tim Fowler
Secretary Sara Pursley
Treasurer Walt Vandeperre
Board Members Bette Elliott, Johnny Hill, Pat Huson, Debbie Peck, Steve Peterson, Ron Pursley, and Dick Woods
Past President Erik Metcalf