Saving Habitats, One Weed at a Time
As part of our StreamTeam Watershed Restoration program, Eradication Nation engages volunteers to remove non-native invasive plants from riparian and wetland areas in Salmon Creek and the East Fork of the Lewis River Watersheds.
In other words, we get rid of the really bad weeds.
Eradication Nation started in 2011 thanks to a Community Salmon Fund grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The program plays an important role in identifying, evaluating and eradicating populations of invasive species.
Current Eradication Nation Target Species
- Japanese Knotweed
- Garlic Mustard
- Himalayan Blackberry
- Reed Canarygrass
If you’re a landowner with a stream on your property, we may be able to help with free removal of these invasive plants and help restore access to your stream!
Project partners include our Stream Stewards program, Salmon Creek Watershed Council, Clark County Environmental Services Vegetation Management, WSU Watershed Stewards, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, NW Wild Fish Rescue, and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation.
East Fork Knotweed Control Partnership
In 2015, StreamTeam partnered with Clark County Vegetation Management to tackle the growing knotweed problem in the East Fork watershed. Together we have been able to do what wasn’t feasible separately; enact a watershed wide knotweed control program. Clark Public Utilities’ efforts are primarily funded through a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology. Clark Public Utilities focuses its efforts on the upper East Fork, while Clark County focuses on the lower watershed.
For further information on this project check out the interactive Story Map.
Love to spend time outside, own a smartphone and interested in protecting local habitat for bees, birds, salmon and everything in between? Join Weed Watchers and help keep Clark County a beautiful and biologically diverse landscape.
Weed Watchers is an initiative to empower people to find noxious weeds and notify experts who can remove them. Volunteering is as involved as you’d like. Every little bit helps, whether you’re on a mission to tag them all or just note a one or two on an evening stroll.
With one brief training, volunteers will learn how to identify particularly problematic weeds and learn how to use EDDMapS — a free and easy to use application to geotag the weed locations. Just send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Weed Watchers Sign Up” and include your name, contact information and preferred method of contact.
Ready to get started? Watch this training video that will show you how to identify invasive plants and use the EddMaps app.