Native plants make up a resilient but sometimes vulnerable foundation of healthy salmon habitat. But the arrival and spread of noxious invasive plants can disrupt the natural balance along otherwise healthy streams.
Join US Forest Service Botanist David Lebo for a close look at some of the common and newly arriving non-native,invasive plant species, and learn how to reduce their spread on riparian lands near you.
The workshop is free and will begin at 6:30 pm at Mt. Hood Lyons Club, 24730 E. Woodsey Way in Welches. Participants can take home knowledge of plant identification and best practices for treatment, as well as booklets to help locate and remove invasives near you.
The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is part of a broad Vegetation Restoration Coalition, with the Nature Conservancy, East Multnomah and Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Mt. Hood Community College Project YESS and other partners to restore native vegetation and eliminate invasives in priority restoration areas. The effort has curtailed the spread of noxious invasives like Japanese knotweed basin-wide. Current efforts target emerging invasives and emphasize suppressing infestation in streambank areas that have been or will be restored.
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