UPDATE (May 6)
Due to COVID , Amy’s family has Postponed the Celebration of her life event that was scheduled for June 2020. We will continue to update information about this and other activities at the bottom of this blog post.
As many readers in the north Valley are aware, our friend and colleague Amy Grotta passed away in late December in Portland. Amy had been living with cancer for a number of years and her fighting spirit had been an inspiration for all of us. She was an incredible human being, deeply respected and loved by all who knew her. We will carry her memory with us always.
Amy was the OSU Forestry & Natural Resources (FNR) Extension agent in Columbia, Washington and Yamhill Counties. I had the pleasure and good fortune of working with Amy for ten years since she joined FNR Extension. Since we worked in adjacent Counties with many similarities in climate, forest types, and audiences, I guess it was natural for us to collaborate on projects. We shared writing for the Tree Topics Blog and our individual newsletters, designed and taught many classes and events together. She was very talented and such a pleasure to work with. Amy was an inspiration to me.Continue reading