May 16-23 has been declared Oregon (and National) Invasive Weed Awareness Week! This is the ...
Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) is a relatively new invasive weed in Clackamas County. With your ...
Let’s Celebrate! The WeedWise program is in the business of preventing and controlling invasive weeds. ...
Invasive weeds can be extremely damaging and pose a real threat to the social, economic, and ecological health of our communities. One important tool for controlling large infestations of invasive weeds is herbicides. Herbicides have been used to manage large infestations of invasive weeds since the 1940s, but their use is problematic for some growers. […]
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is an increasingly invasive weed in our community. Native to central and western Europe, this fast-growing plant commonly invades sites such as parks, trails, roadsides, and streamsides. April is a great time to manage this important invasive weed on your property. Sometimes referred to as Jack-by-the-hedge, garlic mustard is easily identified […]
Here at the WeedWise program, we are all too familiar with the science and strategies behind stopping and slowing the spread of harmful threats to our communities. Topics such as prevention, early detection, rapid response, containment, exclusion, and the disruption of vector pathways are not only familiar to us but are also daily discussion topics […]
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seeks an experienced General Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the District. This position acts on behalf of the District Board of Directors and represents the District to public and private customers and partner organizations. The General Manager provides overall leadership for personnel, technical and […]
Each spring we welcome the return of abundant flowers and cherish them as they lift our spirits. Unfortunately, some of these beautiful plants have proven to be aggressive and ultimately highly unwanted. Look out for this one! One such menace is Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) which displaces more desirable plants in lawns, gardens, parks, and […]
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) is a widespread invasive weed found in all parts of Clackamas County. Unlike the many native thistles found in Oregon, Canada thistle can quickly overrun an area and displace native plants, reduce agricultural yield, and create problems for grazing animals when they infest a field or pasture. They also cost a […]
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 24-28, 2020) 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 about […]
February is the one month of the year that many of us associate with love and romance. We cut out paper hearts for Valentine’s Day cards and wrap-up cut flowers for that special person in our lives. But there is another reason to celebrate. February 14th is also Oregon’s birthday! Way back in 1859, Oregon […]
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, provides a “no-mow,” evergreen ground cover — are the things that have […]
We are celebrating another year in the books! With the new year rapidly approaching, we wanted to take a moment to stop and reflect on our many accomplishments and challenges over the past year. We have been doing a lot of reflection as we work on our end of year reporting and plan for the […]