Just take a bike ride down the Sammamish River Trail and you'll see a lot of environmental restoration work on the river banks - even in this economy. Here's a picture of Neal Jander, restoration ecologist, evaluating a drainage area adjacent to the Woodinville Village project site. He works for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
Neal, his volunteers, and paid crews have already planted willow trees in the mouth of the drainage to shade out the invasive reed canary grass. The project is funded by an undisclosed grant to the Tribe. Today Neal is deciding how to remove the yellow Tansy plants - by shovel or herbicide. Tansy are noxious weeds that take over valuable native plants. Right now, Neal is looking for volunteers to manually remove the weeds; or it he may have to use the herbicide.
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