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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join the WeedWise Team!
UPDATE: This position has been filled and we are not accepting applications at this time. We are now accepting applications for a WeedWise Specialist & CWMA Coordinator position Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seek qualified candidates for a WeedWise Program Specialist/Cooperative Weed Management Area Coordinator position. All applications materials must be submitted to the […]
A Fond Farewell: Sarah Hamilton
It isn’t often that we lose a WeedWise team member, but this week we bid a fond farewell to WeedWise Specialist and CWMA Coordinator, Sarah Hamilton. Sarah joined the WeedWise program in 2014 and has split her time working on invasive species management in the Sandy River watershed, and in coordinating both the 4-County and […]
Its National Invasive Species Awareness Week!
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 -March 2, 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 pocket books. So take a moment to celebrate with the WeedWise Program to […]