The Silent Invasion returns

The Silent Invasion, a 60 minute, award-winning documentary from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) about Invasive Species, is being rebroadcast. For any who may have missed it last year or would like to see it again, The Silent Invasion is being rebroadcast on Thursday, April 2nd at 9:00 PM.  For more information about the show and the statewide invasive species awareness campaign it catalyzed, go to http://www.opb.org/programs/invasives/. Oregon Sea Grant—namely Sam Chan—was one of the principal partners in this effort.

While we are on the subject of invasive species, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Tillamook Bay Watershed Council are collaborating on a half-day training and weed pull at the Tillamook Forest Center (Smith Homestead site) for those interested in learning more about false brome and garlic mustard–two invasives that are now in the Wilson River watershed. These are among the most threatening of invaders–in the Willamette Valley and Coast Range foothills, both species are spreading rapidly. Garlic mustard and false brome suppress normal tree and plant growth wherever they become established.  This is a chance to nip their invasion in the bud before it becomes serious and large scale as with knotweed.

Where: Meet at Smith Homestead Parking Lot (23 miles up the Wilson River on Highway 6)
When: Wednesday 4/22/09 from 12:30 pm –3:00 pm

Bring boots, gloves and appropriate field gear for Oregon spring weather.

For more information:

Chris McDonald at TEP 503-322-2222
Tona Mortenson at ODF 503-815-7064
Robert Emanuel at OSU Ext. 503-842-3433
Denise Lofman at TBWC 503-322-002

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