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.

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  • 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!

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Save The Date

NCS Workshop April 4th 2020- CANCELLED

Aquatic Workshop July 24th 2020


Weed Board currently seeking Board Member position in District 1  and District 5. To further inquire please call our direct line at 509 447 2402

Proposed 2020 Weed List hearing will be February 12th at 2pm.

Direction NCS Application Form

2020 – NCS application

Download  2020 – Weed List

Check to see if you’re covered for the 2020 Aquatic Permit here

Physical Address: 227 South Garden Avenue
Mailing:  PO Box 5085, Newport, WA  99156
Phone: 509-447-2402 Fax: 509-447-6477

Office Hours


Open 8AM- 4:30PM


Closed to Public


Open 8AM-4:30PM


Closed to Public


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. For more information about this law click here. 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.