Presentations and Community Activities
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 Program
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.
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