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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species:  English hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Characteristics:  English (or common) hawthorn is a broadly spreading shrub or small tree, typically up to 6 m (20’) tall, with a dense crown. The bark is pale gray or dull brown, and may have vertical orange cracks. The younger stems bear sharp thorns, 1 to 1.5cm long. The […]

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Farewell, Drew!

Drew Donahue was our AmeriCorps member and served as Outreach and Riparian Specialist from September 2019 to July 2020. Thank you Drew for all you brought to the Council! Covid may have set us back from all the plans we made in the beginning of the year but you took charge and led us to the NEXT […]

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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Characteristics: Fennel is a perennial herb of the carrot family, with finely-dissected green leaves–similar to those of dill– and a strong anise scent. Leaves and seeds of this plant are used in cooking; some varieties have a large, bulb-like base to the stem, which is also eaten. Fennel may reach […]

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