In 1985, a group of farmers circulated a petition and presented it to the county commissioners seeking activation of the county Noxious Weed Control Board. They established the need for a coordinated, countywide weed control program and the commissioners granted the request. As there are 897,280 acres under more than 15,000 different land owners, it is necessary to understand the Weed Board cannot personally control all the weeds. The law is clear. It is the responsibility of landowners and managers to control weeds on their property and the Weed Boards responsibility to ensure that weeds are controlled at least to minimum standards.

The Weed board promotes cooperative weed control through public education and by personal or written contacts with landowners. Written contacts are a progressive, multi-step notification process. It is NOT the intent of the Board to place any undue financial burden on any landowner. We have a cost-share program for weeds designated for mandatory control and limited cost share funds for weeds a landowner may choose. By request, we will assist all landowners in identifying noxious weeds and the measures for controlling them.

  • Gathering around while we learn how to identify aquatic weeds from Scott Jungblom from the PUD!

  • Talk about a weed problem!

  • Don’t forget about those nasty aquatic weeds!

  • Our crew manuevering out in the field in our gator!

  • Killing weeds is FUN!

  • Our crew after a hard days work!

  • A great setup for killing weeds! Don’t you think?

  • Attend one of our public workshops & we can help you identify your weeds!

  • Our fearless leader Sharon Sorby!

  • Checking out some Aquatic removal tools at our 2016 Aquatic Workshop!

  • Scott Jungblom from the PUD providing a hands on aquatic weed demonstration!

  • Find our booth at the Cusick Fair!

  • A great deal of work each year treating our aquatic weeds in the Pend Oreille River!

  • Our 2016 Weed board staff members!

Save The Date

2017 NCS Workshop March 11th 2017.

Location: Camas Center, Usk Washington

Download the 2017 – NCS Workshop Agenda

Download the 2017 NCS Flyer

Announcements

Download the Proposed 2017 Weed List here

Please feel free to email us with any comments or further suggestions for the 2017 Weed List.

Hearing to adopt this years list on February 8th has been rescheduled to February 15, 2017 at 2:00PM.

Sign up to recieve notice of Upcoming Events here!

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WE’VE MOVED LOCATIONS!

Physical Address: 227 South Garden Avenue
Mailing:  PO Box 5085, Newport, WA  99156
Phone: 509-447-2402 Fax: 509-447-6477
E-mail:  ssorby@pendoreille.org

Office Hours

Monday

Open 8AM- 4:30PM

Tuesday-

Closed to Public

Wednesday

Open 8AM-4:30PM

Thursday

Closed to Public

Friday

Open 8AM-4:30PM

The Pend Oreille County Weed Board is charged by Washington state law with the cooperative control and management of noxious weeds. Through education, outreach and management measures, the board protects the Pend Oreille county ecosystem for everyone’s use and economic benefit. Weed Board offices are open and personnel in office available for consultation Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm.