Ludwigia Weed Pull, June 23rd -
Please Join Us to Free the Willamette River of Invasive Plants, June 23rd
Benton SWCD is joining
Willamette Riverkeeper and
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department to hand pull aquatic invasive species including Ludwigia (water-primrose), Nymphoides peltata (yellow floating heart), Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrotfeather) and others. This on-water
event calls for volunteers to work in tandem canoes provided by Willamette Riverkeeper. You’ll learn a lot about these invasives and how your participation frees up the water way for native aquatic plant and animal species. Please visit this Willamette Riverkeeper
website for more details:
When: Thursday, June 23rd, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Where: From Michael’s Landing boat ramp in Corvallis to Hyak Park in Albany
How: Float the river; shuttles provided by Willamette Riverkeeper
What: bring your own PFD, water, lunch, sunscreen and other personal items, such as a mask, to keep you comfortable. Bring your own canoe if you’re inclined. More details can be found on the
registration page. Register Here!
Save the Date: If you can’t join us June 23rd, please put July 30th on your calendar
for a similar aquatic weed pull. Keep your eyes on our next newsletter for all the details.