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The Undesirable Beauty of Lesser Celandine

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 a […]

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Join the WeedWise Team!

We are now accepting applications for a WeedWise Specialist Closing Date: All materials must be submitted to the District no later than 4:30 PM on March 8, 2019. About the position The WeedWise Specialist is a full-time, at-will non-exempt position with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District’s WeedWise Program. The WeedWise Program Specialist will assist […]

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Request for Proposals: Priority Invasive Weed and Vegetation Management

UPDATE:  The open period for this announcement has closed. The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) is looking for qualified contractors to perform invasive weed control, and restoration planting on multiple project sites within Clackamas County.  Categories of work may include: Manual Site Preparation and Maintenance; Mechanical Site Preparation and Maintenance; Planting; Survey and […]

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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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