Noxious Weed Control Board
Weed Board recommends new member:
After reviewing applications at a public hearing, the Weed Board recommends that Valarie Eckloff of Cinebar, WA, be considered for appointment by the BOCC to the Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Board. This position represents Weed District Four, comprising the communities of Mossyrock, Onalaska, Cinebar, and the surrounding areas.
The Board continues to have an impending vacancy for Weed District Five, comprising the Packwood, Randle, Glenoma, Morton, and Mineral areas. Applications may be obtained by contacting program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (360) 740-1215.
We wish all the best of luck to our departing members in their future endeavors and thank them for their years of service to the community!
It is the mission of the Noxious Weed Board to serve as responsible stewards of Lewis County land and agriculture, and to protect and preserve our ecological resources against the harms of noxious weeds. We endeavor to develop programs that reflect local priorities, meet the needs of county landowners and residents, and carry out the mandate of the Washington State noxious weed law, the RCW 17.10. The county Noxious Weed Control Program provides consultation on weed prevention strategies, educational programming, technical assistance, enforcement actions, and a variety of other resources to help control or eradicate noxious weeds in our beautiful county.
Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Office
(physical address) 19 SW Cascade
(mailing address) 351 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA, 98532
Program Coordinator - C. Edmonson: 360 740 1215
Noxious Weed Specialist - D. Davis: 360 740 1218
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Weed of Interest
Tree of Heaven is the preferred host for a potentially devastating agricultural pest called Spotted Lanternfly.
It has a gray diamond-patterned bark and pinnately compound leaves with 10-25 leaflets that have smooth edges except a few rounded teeth at the base which is accompanied by a large gland on the underside. The leaf stems are red, yellow, or brown, hairless, and have large heart shaped leaf scars.
Report any sightings!