Solve Oregon volunteers weed out Tryon Creek Watershed

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Volunteers fanned out in southwest Portland's Tryon Creek Watershed on Saturday as part of the "Solve" beach and riverside cleanup across the state.

Solve's mission is to rip out invasive species that are strangling native life. Bindweed and Clematis may look pretty, but experts say they're really killers driving out native plants which is bad news for Oregon's waterways.

"Their roots are really shallow, especially compared to native plants. So that puts a lot more sediment and dirt into the water, and affects water quality," said Adra Lobdell from the Tryon Creek Watershed Council.

Saturday's event was just one of many put on by Solve focused on cleaning up beaches and waterways.

If you're interested in volunteering with solve, visit their website at

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