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Happy Trails Jeff Lesh!

We rarely have an opportunity to bid farewell to a WeedWise team member, but this week we say goodbye to long-time WeedWise Specialist Jeff Lesh as he embarks on a new adventure with our friends from the City of Gresham’s Natural Resources Program! After joining the WeedWise program in March of 2011 as a part-time […]

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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, provides a “no-mow,” evergreen ground cover — are the things that have […]

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Year in Review: A WeedWise Annual Report 2018

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 […]

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Naughty and Nice for 2018

We’ve been making a list, And checking it twice, Now its time to find out Who has been naughty and nice! It is a WeedWise tradition for each of our staff to select our annual “Naughty and Nice” plants for the year. Check out the latest from our staff in this fun holiday tradition! Happy […]

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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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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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Welcome Courtney!

We are very pleased to welcome the newest member of the WeedWise team! The WeedWise program is pleased to announce our newest staff member Courtney Gattuso!  Courtney joins us 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 […]

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American Pokeweed in Clackamas County

American Pokeweed The WeedWise program recently received a report of a new invasive weed in our area known as American pokeweed (Phytolacca americana). This observation comes to us from the city of Canby was it has been observed growing along a sidewalk. The affected landowner reported that the pokeweed grew rapidly to establish within one […]

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