The 2021 Whatcom County Road Shoulder Herbicide Program will begin soon. Approximately 250 miles of roads are normally scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid in drainage and minimize pavement damage.Property owners can choose to take responsibility for maintaining the right-of-way abutting their property and avoid County herbicide spraying. To opt-out, property owners should call Maintenance and Operations at 360-778-6400 to request a copy of the required owner maintenance agreement and arrange to pick up “Owner Will Maintain” signs to put on the property. This is a free service.More information is available on the Vegetation Management Program Webpage.Please contact the Maintenance and Operations Division at 360-778-6400 if you have any questions regarding this work.