Noxious Weeds

Program Contact: Jason Ontjes, Noxious Weed Program Coordinator or Shawn Beach, Field Assistant
(360) 376-3499 • jasono@sanjuanco.com or shawnb@sanjuanco.com

Our Mission

The mission of the San Juan County Noxious Weed Program is to focus on education, prevention, technical assistance and control of noxious weeds through voluntary compliance with RCW 17.10 and WAC 16-750. The Program offers:

  • Early Detection and Rapid Response;
  • Educational Materials & Programs;
  • Noxious Weed Identification and Inventories;
  • Site-specific Control Recommendations;
  • Weed Control Assistance to Individuals, Organizations & Agencies;
  • Weed Wrench Loans to San Juan County Residents.

Our Goals

The Goals of the Noxious Weed Board Are:

  • To provide education and outreach services to public and private entities on topics related to invasive plants.
  • To provide education-based enforcement and implementation of state and county noxious weed laws.
  • To work closely with individuals, property owners, businesses, associations and government agencies in noxious weed control efforts.
  • To eradicate all known Class A noxious weeds within the county.
  • To Contain or control the spread of all state-designated or county-selected Class B and C noxious weeds within the county.
  • To prevent the incursion of newly listed or unlisted weeds of concern on to county lands.

Introduction to Noxious Weeds in San Juan County


What’s Happening


Resources

Brochures and other literature are available online or through the Weed Control Program at 376-3499.

Related Organizations

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Weed wrenches may be checked out FOR FREE from the following sources:

Orcas – SJC Noxious Weed Board office in Eastsound (8 wrenches) (360) 376-3499

San Juan – SJC Public Works (1 wrench) (360) 370-0500; SJC Land Bank (4 wrenches) (360) 378-440

Lopez– Public Works Office (2 wrenches) (360) 370-0500

Purchase a Wrench at:

Uprooter (888) 801-0201
or (541) 226-9872
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Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock information

Noxious Weed Pamphlets

Information on identification, eradication or control (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)