Restoring the Slough
Creeping water primrose, also called Ludwigia, is an invasive aquatic plant that is choking out the Willamette Slough, impacting water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities. Beginning July 6, 2020, the City of Salem and Willamette Riverkeeper will be treating the slough with an aquatic-approved herbicide to control its spread within the Willamette Slough and to downstream locations.
We are thankful for the support of the City of Keizer, Glenn Gibson Watershed Council, Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, North Santiam Watershed Council, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Parks, Salem Audubon Society, Salem Environmental Education, and Willamette Riverkeepers.
Funding: Meyer Memorial Trust and Bonneville Power Administration