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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Coast Fork Willamette Watershed aims to eradicate knotweed

 

September 5, 2019

ALIYA HALL/THE CHRONICLE

Reilly Newman, Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council projects coordinator, speaks on the Knotweed Eradication Project during the Science Pub at Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Aug. 27.

COTTAGE GROVE – Representatives of the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) visited Cottage Grove last week and educated Coast Fork Science Pub attendees on efforts being made to eradicate knotweed – an invasive weed threatening natural habitats, particularly around rivers.

The weed, which can be identified by noticing sheaths where the leaves join the stem, was introduced across the nation as a horticultural variety for gardeners that was hard to kill. Reilly Newman, Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council projects coordinator, said that their durability, however, has become...



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