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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Happy Trails Courtney Gattuso!
It is with a heavy heart, that after 4 years we bid a fond farewell to WeedWise Specialist and CWMA Coordinator, Courtney Gattuso. Courtney has recently accepted a new position as the coordinator for the Western Invasive Network. As WIN Coordinator, Courtney will continue to support Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA) throughout Western Oregon, including […]
It is National Pollinator Week!
It is National Pollinator Week! June 20-26, 2022 has been designated as National Pollinator Week in Oregon and across the country! Join the WeedWise program and other organizations across the country in celebrating our native pollinators. Summer is here and the weeds and wildflowers are blooming all around us. This burst of summer color also […]
Did you recently receive a letter in the mail from the WeedWise program? The WeedWise Program is preparing for another season of priority weed control, and we are reaching out to landowners across Clackamas County that are currently impacted or under threat from priority invasive weeds. If you received one of our mailings requesting permission […]
Recently discovered organic herbicide shown to be safe and effective against nearly all 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. Industrial herbicides have been used to manage large infestations of invasive weeds since the 1940s, but their use is problematic for some […]