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Noxious weeds

King County, Washington

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Noxious Weed Control Board

The King County Noxious Weed Control Board sets county weed control priorities, annually adopts the county weed list, and administers the Noxious Weed Control Program throughout the County according to the requirements of the State Noxious Weed Law, RCW 17.10. The Board was activated by the King County Council on August 7, 1992 in response to a citizen's petition to the Council.

The Board also provides education to the public by informing them of the county weed list, explaining why it is necessary to control noxious weeds, and providing information on appropriate and effective methods of eradication or control.

King County Noxious Weed Control Board Weed Districts - click for larger image The Board is composed of five voting volunteer members and one non-voting member from the County Extension office. Board members represent the five County weed districts (click here to download full size Weed Board District Map). At least four need to be engaged in the primary production of agricultural products. The Board is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by Council. The Board produces an Annual Report on the performance and activities of the Noxious Weed Program.

Board meetings and public input

Weed Board meetings are held monthly throughout the year and are open to the public. Once a year, following the adoption of the State Noxious Weed List by the State Weed Board, the King County Weed Board reviews the changes in the state list and adopts the King County Noxious Weed List. The County Noxious Weed List reflects both the requirements of State Law WAC 16-750 and the priorities of the King County Noxious Weed Board. The Weed Board encourages public comment and input to help set the priorities of the noxious weed program each year.

» Meeting schedule and locations

Current board members:

Scott Moore - click for larger image Scott Moore, Chair, District 1 (northwest King County including Shoreline, Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue and Mercer Island).
King County Weed Board member Rebecca Chaney - click for larger image Rebecca Chaney, District 2 (Bear Creek, East Sammamish and Snoqualmie areas including Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Sammamish and communities east of Redmond, Bellevue and Lake Sammamish)
John Browne - click for larger image John Browne, District 3 (southwest King County including Vashon Island, Burien, Highline, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines and Federal Way)
GraceStiller_small Grace Stiller , District 4 (Green River, Soos Creek and Newcastle areas including the cities of Newcastle, Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific and Covington west of 180th Ave SE)
Eldon Murray, District 5 (eastern King County including Issaquah, Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Skykomish and Covington east of 180th Ave SE)
Jennifer Andreas, WSU Extension - click for larger image Jennifer Andreas (external link), WSU Extension Agent, a non-voting member