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Knotweed: August’s Weed of the Month

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Knotweed is another horribly invasive plant unleashed on the countryside by gardeners attracted to its ornamental qualities.  Often mistaken for bamboo, knotweed grows to 15 feet tall with 2.5 foot long leaves.  Stems are hollow with… read more

Knapweed: July’s Weed of the Month

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Hood River County has many kinds of knapweed, but the three most commonly found are Spotted, Diffuse and Meadow.  Although slightly different, they all have similar impacts on the environment. Knapweed readily out-competes grasses and… read more

Puncturevine: June’s Weed of the Month

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Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. This nasty weed has infiltrated Hood River County from the east.  Also known as goathead, puncturevine has branched stems that can spread up… read more

Watershed Group Meeting

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Powerdale Recreation and Access Plan Presentation The lower Hood River is a local favorite destination for fishing, walking, swimming, or just enjoying nature close to home.  But which public uses are actually allowed, how is the land being… read more

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