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Jul 11, 2017

Thank you, invasive species interns!

Photo credit: Kadi Nelson

JCWC’s garlic mustard treatment efforts have wrapped up for the year–with the cool, wet spring punctuated by ridiculous heat, hand-pulling this species was the way to go this year, and we sure had great hands for it! Thanks to the tireless efforts of our fabulous invasive species interns, we were able to cover more territory (over 25 acres!) than ever before to control garlic mustard in the watershed. We found a few new source patches (previously unseen/untreated locations that could re-infest treated areas downstream), as well, which should help us get a better handle on this plant in future years. Big ups to Ben Carr, Peter Colistro, Kayla Fox, Karoline Gurdal, Michael Johnson, Morgan Mahon, Kadi Nelson, and Dan Schick for hundreds of hours of camaraderie, sharp eyes, and weatherproof dedication to helping the Johnson Creek watershed! Many thanks also to Michelle Delepine at the West Multnomah SWCD and the Oregon State Weed Board for funding support for these efforts.