2023 Pull Together

Watercolor of person using weeds to make art

The 4-County Cooperative Weed Management Area is excited to announce the 14th annual Pull Together!

This year’s event will be held as a webinar, so you will be able to attend from the comfort of your own home or office. Join us to learn more about the status of emerald ash borer in Oregon, OSU Extension’s new Solve Pest Problems resource, harvesting weeds to make art, and a few exciting projects our member organizations have been working on. You won’t want to miss it!

ODA and WSDA pesticide recertification credits are anticipated for attendees (approval pending).


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Event agenda

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Wednesday, January 18th 2022 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST


8:30am   Welcome & Introductions

Aaron Shaw (Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District)


8:35am   Word from WIN

Courtney Gattuso (Western Invasives Network)


8:45am   4-County CWMA Data Standardization Template

Tyler Pedersen (Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District)

Eli Staggs (Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District)


9:15am   4-County CWMA Committee Updates

Steering Committee: Aaron Shaw (Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District)

Education & Outreach Committee: Mitch Bixby (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services)

Mapping & Data Committee: Tyler Pedersen (Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District)

Technical & Scientific Committee: Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District)


9:30am   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Oregon Updates

Alex Gorman (Oregon State University Extension)

Mariah Davis (USDA – Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service)


10:00am   Species of Concern Review

Mitch Bixby (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services)


10:15am   Break


10:30am   Harvesting Invasive Plants for Art

Patterson Clark


11:00am   Solve Pest Problems

Weston Miller (OSU Extension)


11:30am   Partner Project Highlights

Garlic Mustard Treatment Review: Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District)

Hogweed Collaboration: Mitch Bixby (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services)

Weedy Tree Management in Lake Oswego: Jack Halsey (Oswego Lake Watershed Council)


12:15pm   Closing Comments & Comics

Aaron Shaw (Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District)

Jon Wagner (East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District)



Questions? Email Mitch Bixby at mitch.bixby@portlandoregon.gov.