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The Columbia Press


Conservancy seeks help with invasive plant

Volunteers sit atop a pile of policeman’s helmet pulled in July 2018. (Ethan Whitecotton/NCLC)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

North Coast Land Conservancy is in the final phase of a three-year assault on a weed known as policeman’s helmet in the Necanicum River watershed.

Volunteers are sought for the grand finale: a weeding party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Circle Creek Conservation Center, at the end of Rippet Road (turn west off Highway 101 about a half-mile north of the Highway 26 junction.

Policeman’s helmet is a highly invasive non-native plant that has taken hold throughout the Necanicum watershed, choking out native plants and reducing plant and animal diversity while increasing the risk of streambank erosion.

To help, or for more information, contact land steward Eric Owen at 503-738-9126.

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