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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Aquatic Pest Control

Program Contact: Kiley Smith Small Farms Educator
360-482-2934 •

AquaticPest_000A Comprehensive Unified Spartina Control Program is being developed through WSU Long Beach. Shorebird habitats that are critical for Grays Harbor are rapidly being destroyed by the invading Spartina, and good baseline data of shorebird usage is critical for showing what type of control provides the best possibility of restoration. For more information, contact Kim Patten at 360-642-2031 or email Kim at

The Department of Ecology provides guidance for obtaining aquatic pesticide permits.