Pull Purple Loosestrife

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Date(s) - August 25, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Spend a day at beautiful Wolf Bay Habitat Reserve near Svensen, east of Astoria, volunteering with North Coast Land Conservancy and helping to rid the marsh of the purple menace! Invasive purple loosestrife grows along the lower Columbia and spreads easily, threatening to overwhelm the diverse wetland ecology of this area and crowding out native plants such as cattail and wapato, which feed native wildlife. It’s not hard to pull; the roots separate easily from the saturated soil in the tidal bay. We lay the pulled weeds on high ground, where they dry out and decompose without causing further harm. More details at nclctrust.org/event/pull-purple-loosestrife-on-the-columbia.