Noxious Weed Control Board
405 Ross St. Davenport, Washington
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY~ 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the weed board is to educate landowners to be responsible stewards of the land and resources, to make Lincoln County a better place to live by protecting and preserving all lands and natural resources of the County from the degrading impact of invasive noxious weeds; and to provide quality, timely, and responsive service to the residents of Lincoln County.
Field staff will not drive off of any access roads that lead onto or through landowner properties, access onto properties will be performed with the utmost respect and they will not damage any property while gaining access. If they canít adequately survey the entire property from the vehicle they will travel on foot to those areas.
You only need to respond to this public notice if you have questions or concerns. 509-725-3646
Boaters held responsible!
New law levies fines on boaters who donít enlist in battle against aquatic weeds:
A New regulation puts the pressure
on Washington boaters to go over their boats, motors and trailers with a
fine-tooth comb every time they leave the water at any access, be it public or
Remnants of any aquatic plants found (while the boating equipment is on the road) during inspections by law enforcement authorities could lead to a fine of up to $378.00 for the owner or operator.
Fish and Wildlife Dept. officers began enforcing the state statute that bans the transportation of all aquatic plants last month.
The law makes no distinction between knowingly and unintentionally carrying aquatic plants and puts the responsibility for clearing their gear, on equipment owners or operators.
While the law also makes no distinction between native and non-native aquatic species, it is squarely aimed at slowing the spread of the so-called exotic or invasive water plants that have come to plague many ponds, lakes and rivers nationwide, including dozens in Washington.
If boaters donít remove all plants before they leave the ramp, they can easily spread into others bodies of water when the boat is launched again or if they are dislodged when traveling.
Noxious weeds such as milfoil are typically spread to lakes on boat trailers and fishing gear. Controlling the extensive spread of milfoil alone has cost the state millions of dollars.
Milfoil and hydrilla, for example, can be spread even by dried fragments reintroduced into another waterway.
Houndstongue Root-Mining Weevil
has been determined by the USDA to possesses great danger
in eradicating an endangered species that is closely related to Houndstongue.
Therefore, any collection, transportation or release into or throughout
Inquiries have been made about the collection and
redistribution of the root-mining weevil Mogulones
cruciger (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for biocontrol of the
exotic rangeland weed houndstongue (Cynoglossum
officinale L.) (Boraginaceae). M.
cruciger has NOT been approved for release as a biological control
agent in the
WEED BOARD STAFF:
Coordinator: Kevin Hupp
Program Assistant: Kris Hubbard
Field Technician: Gina Habbestad
Field Technician: Farren Young
Lincoln County Noxious Weed Control Board
Located at 405 Ross St. in Davenport
BOARD MEMBER POSITION OPENING
There is a Board Member position opening for District #3, which includes the northeastern portion of the county. District # 3 Map
It is bound on the north by the Spokane River; on the west by Range 37 E; on the east by the Spokane County lines; on the south by Township 24 N. This is a non-paid position, with a 4-year term of office. Interested persons residing in this district must make a written application that includes the signatures of at least ten registered voters residing in their same district supporting their nomination to the board. If interested call the Weed Board office at 725-3646 to receive an application.
The Application for Employment is available here.
(Not hiring at this time).
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