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Year in Review: A WeedWise Annual Report 2019

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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Be our next Clackamas SWCD, General Manager!

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking 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 […]

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The New Adventures of Tom Salzer

Over the last nine years, the WeedWise program has been blessed with a Clackamas SWCD, General Manager that both understands the adverse impacts of invasive weeds and the importance of managing these weeds to preserve the economic, social, and ecological health of Clackamas County. This month, it is with a heavy heart that we say […]

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We are Moving!

After several years of preparation, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is relocating to our new permanent home in Beavercreek, OR. The multi-year process to develop a permanent home for the District is nearly complete. Our new Conservation Resource Center will soon be ready for our staff to take occupancy.  The WeedWise program is […]

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Tansy Ragwort Poisons Livestock and Neighborly Relationships!

Tansy ragwort has long tormented rural landowners who graze livestock. Horses and cows are especially susceptible to this poisonous weed. In open fields, grazing animals will generally avoid eating tansy ragwort, but in heavily infested pastures they may have few other options.  Contaminated hay is particularly a problem because it becomes impossible for feeding animals […]

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It is National Pollinator Week!

It is National Pollinator Week! Join all of us here at the WeedWise program in celebrating our native pollinators. June 17-23, 2019 has been designated as National Pollinator Week and there are activities going on here in Oregon and across the country! Summer is here and the weeds and wildflowers are blooming all around us. […]

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Welcome Justin!

Help us welcome the newest member to the WeedWise team! The WeedWise program is pleased to announce our newest staff member Justin Cooley!  Justin joined the WeedWise team in May and is already proving to be a valuable addition to our team. Prior to joining the WeedWise team, Justin managed the invasive species control program […]

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Woody Weeds of Clackamas County

A New WeedWise Publication The WeedWise Program is pleased to announce a new publication entitled, Woody Weeds of Clackamas County.  This resource guide is intended for use by local landowners and land managers to help them identify and manage woody weeds and naturalizing plants on their property. The Woody Weeds of Clackamas County covers a […]

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Its National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 25 -March 1, 2018) kicks off today! Once a year, folks around the country take a full 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 […]

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