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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species: Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Description: A far more common non-native Impatiens species than last month’s feature, spotted jewelweed is–as one might expect from a congener–similar in some respects, but different in others. This precociously-seeding annual reaches up to 1.5 m (5 ft), with coarsely-toothed, egg-shaped leaves (roughly 8 cm x 4 cm, or […]

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Help us win a grant to fund the Clean-Up!

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council has been selected as a finalist to receive an Advantis Credit Union Grow Community Fund Grant to support the 2021 Johnson Creek Clean-Up. And we need your help! The organization with the most votes, wins the grant! Here’s what the grant will do: Hire a crew of outreach specialists from […]

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What’s That Weed?

Introduced Species: Shining geranium (Geranium lucidum) Description: Shining geranium grows predominantly as an annual weed, though it may become biennial depending on moisture conditions. It is predominantly a forest understory species, very shade-tolerant and typically no more than 30 cm (12”) tall in the Pacific Northwest. Stems are often reddish, especially when growing in poor […]

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Thank You, AmeriCorps Team Blue 2!

Stream restoration work in the COVID era has presented many challenges, not least of which have been the strict limitations on the number, scope, and size of volunteer events. Thankfully, AmeriCorps’s National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program has been able to continue through the pandemic, and JCWC was fortunate enough to have the services of […]

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Amphibian Egg Mass Surveys in Gresham

By Marissa Eckman, AmeriCorps specialist for the City of Gresham Photos by Bruce MacGregor Winter is my favorite season in the watershed. When I say this most people groan and protest that summer is superior. However, most people do not see what I see in the winter. Ponds in the watershed during winter are teeming […]

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