We are pleased to welcome Monte Mattsson as the newest member of the WeedWise Program. Monte joined our team as a new WeedWise Specialist, in early March 2023. Monte is working on controlling, surveying, and mapping invasive species; conducting outreach to landowners; and collaborating with many of our partners to manage invasive weeds through […]
We are very pleased to welcome the newest member of the WeedWise team! The WeedWise program is pleased to announce our newest staff member Bee Sinichko! Bee joins our team as a WeedWise Specialist and as the new shared Coordinator for the 4-County CWMA and Columbia Gorge CWMA. This complex but rewarding position not only […]
March’s Weed of the Month: Canada thistle
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 […]
Its National Invasive Species Awareness Week!
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 20-February 26, 2023) 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 […]
February’s Weed of the Month: Scotch Broom
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 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 […]
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 […]
Year in Review: A WeedWise Annual Report 2022
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 year ahead. […]
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: […]
A New Adventure for Lindsey Karr!
After 6 years of serving the Clackamas River, we bid a fond farewell to WeedWise Specialist and CRISP Coordinator, Lindsey Karr. Lindsey joined the WeedWise program in December 2016 as the first coordinator for the newly founded Clackamas River Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP). This position focused on invasive weed management and coordination of efforts between […]
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, […]