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Students Protect Urban Tree Canopy in Cornelius, OR.

In 2022, news emerged of the long dreaded arrival of emerald ash borer in Oregon. The insect borer was discovered damaging ash trees in a […]

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Join Tualatin SWCD’s Board of Directors – Elections in November 2024

Do you love your community and want to help keep it healthy and thriving? Do you have ideas on how public funding could be used […]

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The Relief of Defensible Space

My phone rings on a late summer’s day in 2019 during peak wildfire season. On the other end of the phone is my dad calling […]

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A Guide to Native and Invasive Turtles in Oregon

When exploring the various freshwater ecosystems around Washington County, you may have stumbled across some swimming, basking, or nesting turtles. Oregon has two native turtles, […]

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Find Oregon White Oak Habitat in Washington County

A rare habitat exists all around us if only you know where to look. The Oaks We Share guide can help you find it. Oregon […]

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Wildfire in Washington County: Past and Present

The 2020 Labor Day fires marked my first encounter with wildfire. I arrived in Oregon from the East Coast in January and spent most of […]

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