- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Local officials are trying to contain invasive weeds that have been sprouting on the banks of Oregon’s Umatilla River.

The East Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1YLdhcn ) that Umatilla County Weed Board member Eileen Laramore says the highly invasive garlic mustard has already moved in and is nearly impossible to eradicate once it has taken root. She says officials are focused on raising awareness and trying to contain the plant.

Laramore says the Weed Department supports her project but doesn’t have the funding to help.

She has adopted a stretch of the river along the Bureau of Reclamation’s Oxbow site in Hermiston. She is look for volunteers to create a containment zone to prevent the garlic mustard from taking over the flood plain or harming the 7,000 trees planted there in 2014.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com

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