Fighting knotweed

North Coast Land Conservancy is seeking volunteers for one more assault on invasive Japanese knotweed that had spread widely in its Necanicum Forest Habitat Reserve east of Seaside. Join them for this stewardship day Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Knotweed is a robust weed, native to Eurasia, that has invaded riverside forests on Oregon’s North Coast. It was widely planted in logging camps and along headwater streams in the 1900s. Floods transported root masses downstream, creating huge infestations on many Oregon rivers, including the Necanicum. NCLC has been working to rid Necanicum Forest Habitat Reserve of knotweed for several years. One more big push by volunteers will help NCLC get a handle on this invader.

Contact stewardship cirector Melissa Reich at melissar@nclctrust.org or call 503-738-9126 to attend. Wear gloves and work boots. NCLC will supply the necessary tools. Bring water and snacks/lunch; there is no potable water at the site, and no toilets. Dogs are not allowed on any NCLC properties. For more details, visit NCLCtrust.org.

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