Pictures of Policeman’s Helmet (Impatiens glandulifera). Taken in the First Creek in the Summer of 2010.
Policeman’s Helmet is a Non-native plant. It's an herbaceous annual plant growing from 3-10 feet tall and is shade tolerant. It likes to grow in moist forests and along streams and creeks. It is a Class B Noxious Weed, that is harmful to Pierce County and Washington State.
If you would like to volunteer to help make First Creek a healthier environment, please contact Dan Fear at (253) 304-2808. We will be having ongoing clean-up work parties and events throughout the Spring and Summer.