First Fridays with the Marion SWCD: Water Weeds of the Willamette First Fridays are held on the first Friday of every month (except July) from 12-1 pm via Zoom. Join Marion SWCD staff and subject matter experts to learn something new about soil and water conservation and a wide array of related topics. Beth Myers-Shenai, Invasive Plant Specialist with Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, will provide a virtual tour of the invasive plants found in Salem-area waterways including: Ludwigia, parrotfeather, yellow flag iris, yellow floating heart. Some of the species Beth will cover are common and others are newer to our region. Learn how to identify them, resources to help you in the field, and what to do when you spot them. This is a great introduction for people who recreate in the river and for those who live streamside.