Noxious weeds in King County
Noxious weeds are a danger to our environment and the economy. These introduced species cost our region millions of dollars in lost agricultural production, environmental degradation and added maintenance costs. Once invasive plants spread to natural areas, they harm native plants and wildlife and can be impossible to eradicate.
Identify and learn about weeds and invasive plants
- Noxious Weed News
- Visit our blog for the Weed of the Month and other weedy information, news and updates
- Photo guide and index to weed information pages - Look up specific weeds by picture, common name and scientific name to see more photos and learn about each weed's impacts, growth, control methods and identification.
- Weed Lists and Laws - King County Weed List, definition of noxious weed, Washington State Weed Law
- Take a class or get technical assistance
- Brochures and Publications - Download weed bulletins, brochures, slideshows and reports (publicaciónes en español)
- Maps - view the spread of noxious weeds in King County - see where noxious weed infestations have been found near your location
- Links to other Websites - go here for links to county, state, federal and to other invasive plant information.
Report an infestation
Please help us locate regulated Class A, B, and C noxious weeds in King County so we can work with the property owners and public agencies responsible to ensure the weeds are controlled effectively. We need your help to find early infestations while we still have a chance to stop them.
Control noxious weeds
- Become a weed watcher - volunteer to spot invasive plants in remote areas and on lakes before they become established
About King County Noxious Weed Control Board
The King County Noxious Weed Control Board is appointed by King County Council to carry out the mandates of the Washington State noxious weed control law, Chapter 17.10 RCW. The board members are volunteers who reside in King County and who have an interest in and knowledge about agriculture and/or the natural resources of the county. Each board member represents one of five King County weed districts.
The King County Noxious Weed Control Program works throughout the county to prevent and reduce the economic, environmental and social impacts of noxious weeds in King County, Washington. The program's focus is to provide education and technical assistance to landowners and public agencies to help them find the best control options for noxious weeds on each site and to reduce the overall impact of noxious weeds throughout the county.
- About us - Noxious Weed Control Program - describes who we are, what we do and frequently asked questions
- Contact us with comments - we would like to hear from you about how our staff performed, how we responded to noxious weed reports, if our information is helpful, and anything else you would like to share with us about our program and our work.
To contact us, please see the staff directory for the King County Noxious Weed Control Program, call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333) or send us an e-mail. Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104.
- Volunteer to fight invasive weeds and restore parks