Garlic Mustard through the years. Check out how JCWC has helped root out this weed!

Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata, is a prevalent invasive species in the watershed with alarming impacts on other plants. This weed is known to be allelopathic. The garlic mustard roots produce chemicals that are toxic to other plants, which aids its rapid spread. This can prevent the establishment of other plants and allows garlic mustard to […]

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T-Shirt Art Contest

T-Shirt Art Contest For Johnson Creek’s 13th Annual Creek Clean-Up Deadline: Sunday July 26th at 12:00am – midnight WHAT: In August every year, community volunteers remove around 5 tons of garbage from Johnson Creek! Volunteers sport matching t-shirts designed by a community artist! We want to use YOUR art on the t-shirts! The winning art piece […]

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What’s That Weed?

Invasive: Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) Characteristics:  Lemon balm is a fast-spreading, perennial member of the mint family. Like many mints, this one has hairy, square stems and a strong scent to its leaves; the twist here is that the aroma is unmistakably lemon!  Lemon balm reaches 45-75 cm (18-30”) in height; its ovate, toothed leaves […]

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Engaging the Portland Chinese Community: A Rain Garden Workshop

The following article is shared from Jeffrey Lee’s “Engaging the Portland Chinese Community: A Rain Garden Workshop” Project Report. The Bilingual Nature program focuses on creating public events for communities on a relevant environmental topic in their native language with youth from the communities leading all planning, implementation and follow up communications. Theresa Huang, Speak […]

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