Nehalem Bay Garden Club announces charitable giving program

Nehalem Bay Garden Club will be accepting proposals for its 2016 gift program through October 15.  Proposals should be submitted to the club at PO Box 261, Wheeler, OR 97147.


They should be one page or shorter, and should align with the club’s mission.  That mission is to cultivate the knowledge and love of gardening through educational programs and activities, to aid in the protection of the environment, native plants and wildlife, and to support public service through garden-related organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Proposals should include amount needed, specific use, and benefit to the organization or public.  Gifts are usually $500 or less, but larger amounts can be considered.  Funds will be distributed in December.  Recipients last year were the NCRD Youth Gardening Club,  Food Roots/Food Bank for Seed to Supper class, Rinehart Clinic for nutrition classes, Nehalem Valley Historical Society for the cemetery, Lower Nehalem Community Trust, and House of Grace.

This gift program is supported by the club’s plant sale in May.  The club is now in its 67th year.  They meet the 4th Tuesday of the month (usually).  Meetings offer a variety of activities including speakers, demonstrations, videos, and potlucks.  Additional activities include garden tours, nursery tours, and workshops.

For further information contact Susan Reinhardt at (503) 999-4025 or