COVID-19, the coronavirus, or as some of us say, the ‘rona, has brought so many changes into our collective realities. It’s been a little more than a month since it hit our area and life as we knew it ground to a halt. The everyday things like grocery shopping, meeting with a friend, or going […]
Invasive: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) Video field exploration This month’s weed is less of a threat to natural areas than many featured weeds–though it does show up there–but is one that is very common in urban yards, to the great chagrin of gardeners. Hairy bittercress is a short (usually < 15 cm, or 6″) annual […]
COVID-19 poses no threat to plants, but our leafy friends are no strangers to pandemics of their own: chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, sudden oak death, and other pathogens have each done tremendous damage to forests in America. Right now, the Pacific northwest is bracing itself for the inevitable arrival of a huge threat to […]
Date of volunteer work: 03/24/2020. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Field notes: It was quiet at the park and fairly clean. I noticed the trash receptacle in between the 2 creeks is gone. Will that be replaced? Also, how do you recommend I dispose of needles?
By: Alyssa Westphall, NCCC Member, Media Representative Gold 4 is very sad to be leaving. Alyssa (Media Representative) said that she will miss the coffee and the welcoming community of Portland the most. When Gold 4 leaves on March 18th, they are scheduled to stay in Eugene, Oregon for 3 weeks working with their parks […]