Why does Spokane County have a Noxious Weed Control Board and what does it do?
A state law passed in 1969 mandated that all counties in Washington have a program to combat noxious weeds. The Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board was established in 1970 and consists of five citizen volunteers who represent five districts that cover the entire county. The Boards meets monthly and provides vision and direction to the weed control program.

Spokane County's Noxious Weed Control Program focuses on education, notification, technical assistance and control of noxious weeds through voluntary compliance and enforcement. During the months of April through August, when the weeds are actively growing, the Weed Board employs a field staff with natural resource, horticulture and agriculture backgrounds to survey public and privately owned lands for noxious weeds and to work with landowners to achieve weed control.

Approximately 25% of the inspections come from citizens who report noxious weed locations to our office, the remainder are inspections made by the field staff as they travel the county.

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1. Why does Spokane County have a Noxious Weed Control Board and what does it do?
2. How is Weed Control Enforced?
3. How is the Program Funded?
4. Noxious Weed List
5. What do I do if my neighbor has weeds and isn't doing anything about them?
6. I have some weeds growing on my property and I am not sure if they are noxious or not, can someone come look at them and tell me what they are and how to get rid of them?
7. Is the Noxious Weed Board the agency that controls weeds on the County's right-of-way?
8. Why do I have a weed charge on my tax statement?
9. What should I spray my weeds with?
10. Why are noxious weeds considered a material defect to my property?
11. How do I get a Pesticide License?
12. Do grazing animals and wildlife eat noxious weeds?
13. Will mowing alone control my noxious weeds?
14. I'm not going to worry about my weeds and let nature takes it course and leave my land "natural"; is this acceptable?
15. I don't want to spray my weeds because herbicides are very toxic and will remain in the soil where they are sprayed; is this acceptable?