The Blue Heron Wetland Restoration Project (BHWRP) is proud to provide a summary of the past, present and future work within the Blue Heron Wetlands. With the primary goal to eradicate the invasive aquatic primrose (Ludwigia peploides ssp. montevidensis), the BHWRP has succeeded in decreasing the presence of this weed, increasing native plant diversity and improving the functionality of the wetland system. Efforts of the past two and a half years are highlighted within “The Eradication of Ludwigia peploides ssp. montevidensis from the Blue Heron Wetlands of Portland, OR. Project Update: February 1, 2014."
The Project Update provides a summary of the eradication methods applied, scientific reporting of the results, current status of aquatic primrose within the wetlands and future actions of the project. The Project Update was created by project coordinator, Alex Staunch with the consultation of numerous local agencies and organizations. Fiscal support was provided on behalf of grants from Metro, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and North Portland Neighborhood Services.