What’s That Weed?

Invasive:  Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Characteristics:  Tree of Heaven—also called Chinese sumac or stinking sumac—is one of the great misnomers in the plant world.  It is a weedy, fast-growing deciduous tree that can reach 25-45 meters (80-150 feet) in height. Its bark is smooth and pale grey, with light-brown twigs.  The alternating leaves are […]

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Art Contest for Clean-Up T-Shirts!

WHAT: Each year, the Johnson Creek  Watershed Council organizes a Creek Clean-Up in August, removing about 5 tons of garbage! We make t-shirts for our volunteers to keep and wear during the event. We want YOUR art displayed across our volunteers t-shirts! The winning art piece will be worn by hundreds of our volunteers and it […]

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Farewell for Now From Adrienne!

Hello all, I can’t believe the time has come to say farewell! Soon I will be leaving for a new adventure living and working in Washington State. I’d like to start by thanking everyone who has shown me kindness, and educated & empowered me in many ways while I have worked as the Community Outreach […]

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Flies Eat Frogs?

Above: Celeste, the dragonfly whisperer, admires a catch at the Dragonfly Surveyor Mid-season Potluck in 2018 (photo credit: Bonnie Comegys). Did you know Dragonflies spend the majority of their life underwater? They spend the juvenile stages of their lives as what are called ‘nymphs.’ Dragonfly and Damselfly nymphs rest on the creek bed, propel along […]

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Pollinators y Plantas

Sunday, April 16th, JCWC Speak Creek intern, Aaron, hosted ¡Abejas, Plantas y Usted!, a pollinator workshop at Leach Botanical Garden. Read below about Aaron’s experience as an intern in the Bilingual Nature Johnson Creek Program, and continue scrolling for pictures and the English text of this blog piece Aaron wrote as part of his internship…. […]

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