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Machetes, vegetation transects, blackberry grubbing, O my!

Starting September 2019, dedicated students from David Douglas High School have been engaging in hands-on environmental field trips at Leach Botanical Garden in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Friends of Leach Botanical Garden, Portland Parks & Recreation, and several others.  These students are part of a career […]

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Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week

City Mayor, Ted Wheeler, proclaimed second week of January 2020 to be Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week.  Melanie Yudin, Johnson Creek Watershed Council Speak Creek Russian language intern, and Tiffany Mancillas, Community Outreach Coordinator, attended the City Hall Proclamation of Slavic Heritage week. Melanie and Tiffany were excited to celebrate the heritage week and hear […]

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Welcome, NCCC!

Winter is always an exciting time of year at JCWC. Apart from the sometimes dicey weather, it’s “go time” for a lot of our field work (hello, bare root planting season!), our volunteer restoration program kicks into gear (special shout-out to our newly-trained Creek Crew leaders!)…and, for the seventh time in the past nine years, […]

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What’s That Weed?

Weed of the Month:  Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) Characteristics: Herb-Robert—also called Robert’s geranium, or, colloquially, “stinky Bob”—is both a winter and spring annual with light-green, deeply dissected leaves. In late fall the foliage turns red. The stems fork and are brittle at the joints. They are pubescent (hairy), reddish (especially under high light conditions) are can […]

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