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Noxious Weed Control


What Are Noxious Weeds?

Current Weed List

Weed Classifications


Weed Fact Sheets




Report Noxious Weeds

Noxious Weed Control Board

Weed Map - Whatcom County

Boat Inspections

Whatcom County Noxious Weed Resources


Presentations and Community ActivitiesMascot Lucy Loosestrife


Noxious Weed Program activities include educational presentations and displays, creating educational materials, site consultations for weed and poisonous plants identification and management, and community weed pull projects. Throughout the county, we work with all landowners, from federal and state agencies to local municipalities and private individuals, to prevent the spread of noxious weeds.

For the Kids!

Our mascot Lucy Loosestrife has visited various community events both locally and around Washington State. Click here and here for Lucy's Coloring Pages and learn why such a pretty plant can also be such an invasive weed!

Puzzled by invasive plants? Click here for a Weedy Word Search puzzle.




Public Service Announcements

We provide education through Public Service Announcements ("PSA's"). You will be able to view these from links on our PSA site.


Weed Wrench Loan ProgramWeed Wrench Being Used to Remove Scotch Broom


Got Scotch Broom? The Noxious Weed Board has a loan program for a specialized tool called a Weed Wrench™. Landowners in Whatcom County may borrow this tool for a week at a time at no cost. It's especially useful in removing scotch broom plants, but can also be used on small trees or other woody plants such as Himalayan blackberry and spurge laurel. If you would like to try out a Weed Wrench, please call the Weed Board office at 715-7470 to reserve one for pick up.


Links to Additional Sources



Contact Us

Noxious Weed Control Board
Whatcom County Public Works
322 N. Commercial St., Suite 110, Bellingham, Washington
(360) 715-7470, email: