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An Unfriendly Species: One of Washington County’s Most Wanted Weeds

Garlic mustard is one of the Tualatin River watershed’s most wanted weeds, but progress has been made in controlling it over the last 10 years.

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Douglas Fir Bark Beetle Die Back

Douglas Fir Bark Beetle: The Forest Pest Every Woodland Owner Should Know

Whether you’re a woodland hobbyist who enjoys the rural lifestyle or a forest owner who makes a living producing forest products, maintaining healthy forests requires […]

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What’s the Story Behind Our Logo?

In 2017, we got a branding makeover. Developing an outward-facing appearance is more than choosing pretty colors and fonts; it’s a getting-to-know-you process between staff […]

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Sheet Mulching Made Easy

When most people think of the ideal lawn, they think of well-maintained, bright green turf grass. We perceive well-maintained yards as aesthetically pleasing to the […]

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Understanding Native Bees, Our Local Pollination Experts

Did you know that … Somewhere between 75% and 95% of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators. [1] 30% of the food we eat […]

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Backyard Habitat Certification in progress.

Welcoming Wildlife: Backyard Habitat Certification Program Further Expands Into Washington County

Washington County resident Susan Nolte has always considered herself to be a bit of a gardener. When she started, almost 30 years ago, Susan initially […]

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