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Coronavirus COVID-19

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.

Noxious Weed Control

Program Contact: Patricia Grover, Program Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 ext. 592 • PatriciaG@co.mason.wa.us

WSU Extension Mason County has suspended in-person services and meetings at our office effective 12:00pm March 16, 2020.  This closure will last until further notice.  We are still in operation but doing our part to limit the community transmission of COVID-19. If you would like to contact us, please call (360) 427-9670 Ext 592 or email Patricia Grover, Noxious Weed Coordinator at: PatriciaG@co.mason.wa.us. We will continue to loan out weed wrenches by appointment, call ext. 680.

 

County Noxious Weed Control programs are responsible for identifying and working with landowners in controlling noxious

MCNWCB staff next to old growth red cedar after completing knotweed treatment along Coulter Creek.

weeds within their counties. Currently, a 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 a annual Mason County Weed List  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. 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.

Flowering tansy ragwort

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 your County Weed Board Office for more information:

Mason County contact:
Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board
Patricia Grover, Coordinator
303 N 4th Street
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-9670 ext. 592

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