Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board (the Board) advises the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) about noxious weed control in Washington State. It also serves as the state's noxious weed coordination center. Through its actions and policy decisions, it coordinates and supports the activities of the 48 county noxious weed control boards and weed districts of Washington.
To serve as responsible stewards of Washington by aiding in the protection and preservation of the land, water, and resources from the degrading impacts of noxious weeds.
We believe that the prevention of noxious weeds is the best approach and may be achieved through full implementation of the state noxious weed law. To further this approach, we strive for increased public awareness through improved educational efforts.
As the Board, we do not deal directly with control activities; rather, we work to achieve control through local county weed boards, weed districts. For that reason, we seek to improve communication, gain cooperation, and enhance coordination of the collective efforts of noxious weed control.
Finally, we believe that noxious weed control is best carried out by strong, adequately funded programs at the local level. Thus, we strive to build public support for local programs, and to empower those programs to be more successful.