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Its National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26-March 3, 2024) kicks off today! Each year, folks around the country take a week to consider the many impacts that non-native invasive species have on our communities, working lands, natural areas, and pocketbooks.  So take a moment to celebrate with the WeedWise Program to learn a little more […]

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We Are Hiring for Multiple Seasonal Positions!

We are now accepting applications for multiple seasonal WeedWise Technicians The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates for multiple WeedWise Technicians to support program efforts in the Mt Hood National Forest and across Clackamas County to help protect natural areas and recreational opportunities. Closing Date:  All application materials must be submitted […]

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Welcome Sierra!

We are very pleased to welcome the newest member of the WeedWise team! The WeedWise program is pleased to announce our newest staff member Sierra Bloomer!  Sierra joins our team in a newly developed position as our WeedWise Specialist for the Mt Hood National Forest. This new position within the WeedWise program will support invasive […]

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WeedWise Celebrates 15 Years of Service!

Today the WeedWise program is celebrating 15 years of service to the residents of Clackamas County! Over the past 15 years, we have worked with thousands of residents to protect Clackamas County from some of the most damaging invasive weeds in our region!  Many thanks to all of the wonderful people who have been a […]

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Welcome Brendan!

We are very pleased to welcome the newest member of the WeedWise team! The WeedWise program is pleased to announce our newest staff member Brendan Fordyce!  Brendan joins our team as a WeedWise Specialist and Coordinator for the 4-County CWMA and Columbia Gorge CWMA. This complex but rewarding position not only helps to support invasive […]

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January’s Weed of the Month: English Ivy

English ivy (Hedera helix) may conjure up images of cozy, country cottages, but don’t be deceived. This invasive weed can destroy buildings, poison pets, and topple trees. The very characteristics that made it a popular ornamental plant – grows quickly, requires little maintenance, and provides a “no-mow,” evergreen ground cover — are the things that […]

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December’s Weed of the Month: English Holly

English holly (Ilex aquifolium) is a popular evergreen frequently noticed during the month of December when festive decorators “deck the halls with boughs of holly”.  For many people, the shiny, dark green leaves and red berries of holly are synonymous with the holiday season. This popular plant, however, is not native to Oregon.  In fact, […]

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Join the WeedWise Team!

We are now accepting applications for two WeedWise Specialists The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates for two WeedWise Program Specialist positions to help protect local and regional working lands and natural areas. Our goal is to create a high-quality job experience for a conservation-minded leader. Closing Dates: WeedWise Specialist-CWMA Coordinator:  […]

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November’s Weed of the Month: Spurge Laurel

The Scourge of Spurge Laurel Spurge laurel (Daphne laureola) is neither a spurge nor a laurel, but rather an invasive plant in the Daphne family.  This perennial plant has poisonous berries, spreads aggressively in our native forests, and is increasingly being found in Clackamas County. Native to Europe, spurge laurel was introduced in Oregon as […]

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