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Noxious Weed Control Board

Program Contact: Kiley Smith, Grays Harbor County Weed Board Coordinator
(360) 482-2265 •

Noxious Weed Control District Map

The 2020 Grays Harbor County Noxious Weed Control Board:

  • Donovan Wargo -District 4
  • Vacant – District 2
  • Gary Waltenburg – District 3
  • Roger Hamshar – District 1
  • Greg Eide – District 5
  • Dan Teuteberg – ex-officio


( Click  on Map to view PDF of districts in more detail)

Grays Harbor Noxious Weed Control Board Meetings:

The Grays Harbor County Noxious Weed Board will be adopting the 2021 noxious weed list at a public meeting February 23rd in order to set the priority level of noxious weeds in Grays Harbor County as directed by the State noxious weed law.

In order to hear public comments before adopting the 2021 weed list, the Grays Harbor County Noxious Weed Control Board is holding an online hearing February 23rd, 2021 at 11:00am (via zoom) and public participation is encouraged.

The noxious weed list reflects both the requirements of State Law to regulate certain species with statewide or regional importance, and the priorities of Grays Harbor to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the people, economy, and environment.

Comments can be made at the public hearing or submitted ahead. If you would like to attend the hearing and receive the online ZOOM link or send a written testimony please email Noxious Weed Coordinator Kiley Smith,

Please view the current Weed List through the link below.

Proposed 2021 Grays Harbor County Weed List



The State Weed List is designated by the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

Each County Weed Board has the flexibility to address local weed control priorities. Developing annual county lists from the State Class A and B designates and then choosing from the rest of the State B & C lists can most effectively target weed invasions on a local level. The public weed hearing for creating the County’s weed list is usually held in January, allowing time for the list to be submitted to the state.

By controlling noxious weeds landowners protect life and health, improve habitat for fish and wildlife, maintain native plant communities and minimize the impacts to agriculture production. All state listed noxious weeds are non-native plants that have been introduced to Washington through human actions.

County field staff are available for community education programs and consultations with land owners to discuss weed management options including measures to prevent the establishment of noxious weeds on their own property.

Contact the Grays Harbor County Weed Board Coordinator, Kiley Smith, for more information:

Located in Elma at Grays Harbor County Agricultural Center
34 Elma-McCleary Rd
Mail address: P.O. Box 3018
Elma, WA 98541
Phone: 360-482-2265