People love living here because of the greenery. But not all greenery is good.
That's the case with invasive ludwigia, an aquatic plant native to South America that threatens to choke backwaters, oxbow lakes and warmer river channels in Oregon. Ludwigia is the worst invasive aquatic plant in the state, said Glenn Miller, an invasive plants specialist at the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Read the spring 2018 issue of Our Big Backyard, Metro's quarterly parks and nature magazine, to learn more about this game-changing plant and efforts to control it at places like Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area.
Find a copy of Our Big Backyard at a local public library branch, the Oregon Zoo, a Metro park, or at various community centers and senior centers. Or read individual stories online on Parks and Nature News or click the image on the right to read a PDF of the magazine.
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