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Shiny Geranium, a Super Spreader

By Barbara Fisher, OLWC Board Member A few years ago when my OLWC colleague, Master Naturalist, Mike Buck started talking about a super spreader invasive plant, shiny geranium, I was puzzled. I wanted to know what it looked like.  It hadn’t, to my knowledge,...

Can a lawn be a thriving natural habitat?

By Sharon Hawley Yes, if the soil beneath it is healthy. One might then ask, is that likely to be the case? There is increasing awareness of the role healthy soils can play in the future of our planet. Regenerative farming can greatly enhance food production without...

OCRF Grant Protects Lake Oswego Oaks

Our Oregon White Oaks (Quercus garryana) are special trees. They represent strength and continuity and need to be celebrated and protected.

OLWC has just received a grant from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) to support oak woodland enhancement in the Westlake area. Included in the grant is funding to develop messaging for our community about our native oaks and how they were used and protected by indigenous people prior to colonization. You can learn more about OLWC’s oak enhancement project here.

2021 Project Updates

Springbrook Creek Riparian Buffer Project The Springbrook Creek Riparian Buffer Project began in 2021 and is funded by Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s small grant program. This stretch of Springbrook Creek has been unvegetated in patches, leading to erosion, lack...