Collin Neys from ODF’s Forest Grove office cuts invasive holly and other non-natives crowding out native plants in the Mountain Park area of Lake Oswego.

As a way to help Mountain Park residents combat invasive species growth, the Oregon Department of Forestry has provided a grant of $251,000 to the Oswego Lake Watershed Council.

According to a press release, the Mountain Park Neighborhood Association owns more than 100 acres of woods. Much of that area has been harmed by invasive species.