Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program and Board

What is a noxious weed? 

Noxious weeds are invasive, non-native plants that can threaten agricultural crops, local ecosystems, and human and livestock health 


Noxious Weed Control Program Update 

In reconvening Kitsap County's Noxious Weed Control Program, the County Noxious Weed Control Board will work to meet the requirements of state law and local needs. The program will focus on providing education and technical assistance to landowners and the public on ways to control and manage noxious weeds. The County Noxious Weed Control Board will explore other ways to utilize available resources and capacity to assist landowners and the public in the control of noxious weeds.


Why have a Noxious Weed Control Program? 

In 1969, Washington State established RCW 17.10 to limit economic loss and adverse effects to Washington's agricultural, natural, and human resources due to the presence and spread of noxious weeds on all terrestrial and aquatic areas in the state. The law created a state Noxious Weed Control Board and required each county within Washington State to establish their own Noxious Weed Control Program and Board. The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board annually publishes a list of noxious weeds identified for control and/or monitoring, which must then be adopted by our county Noxious Weed Control Board within 90 days. Listed weeds are separated into three classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C. A description of these classes and the latest state list can be found in the document linked below. 


Identifying and Reporting Noxious Weeds

As a gentle reminder, RCW 17.10 requires landowners to keep noxious weeds from going to seed on their site and spreading to neighboring locations. You can report noxious weeds at Kitsap1 online. The resources listed below may be able to help you identify and manage small instances of noxious weeds on your own. If you have or know of a larger noxious weed infestation, please reach out to Kitsap County's Noxious Weed Control Program Coordinator, Jade Jarvis, at jjarvis@kitsap.gov

Resources


Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Board 

Kitsap County's Noxious Weed Control Board consists of five voting members appointed by the county Commissioners, and one non-voting member which is either the director, or appointed by the director of the county WSU extension office. Each voting member represents the geographic area of one of Kitsap County's five school districts, and serves a term of four years. The Noxious Weed Control Board is required to hold a public meeting at least quarterly with a quorum - a majority of voting members present. The Board works closely with the Program Coordinator to provide education and technical assistance in the control of noxious weeds. 

​BOARD MEMBER

​REPRESENTATION

​TERM ENDS

​Wendy Westerlund
​​Bainbridge Island
​2024
​Terese Walters
​North Kitsap
2024
​Shannon Rose
​Central Kitsap 
​2027
​Courtney Brooks
​South Kitsap 
​2027
​Dylan Mendenhall
​Bremerton
​2027
Jess Sappington
WSU Kitsap Extension
ex-officio


Meetings


Written Comments

Written comments will be read during the public comment period if submitted to jjarvis@kitsap.gov by 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting.  Comments read are limited to two minutes. To ensure written public comments are read at the proper meeting, written statement should include:

  • The date of the meeting the written comments are intended for;
  • Participant's First and Last Name and whether they live in Kitsap County; and
  • Agenda Item and/or subject the written comments refer to.


Board Meeting Materials

​Agendas
​Minutes
​Notes/Presentation Slides
​2/29/24

Kitsap County Proposed 2024 Noxious Weed List
​1/31/24

​No agenda; training only



​PAST MEETINGS

​April 27, 2022 (held virtually via Zoom, link on the agenda)
January 19, 2022 - Public Hearings and Board Meeting
December 15, 2021
​November 17, 2021
​February 25, 2021
​​November 11, 2020
April 7, 2020
​January 7, 2020



Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Jade Jarvis

Email: jjarvis@kitsap.gov

Phone: +1 (360) 516-9704


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Q1 Board Meeting & Public Hearing 

February 29, 2024, 6:30-8:30p.m.

Central Kitsap Fire Station #41, 7600 Old Military Rd NE, Bremerton, WA 98311

Meeting Agenda

Kitsap County Proposed 2024 Noxious Weed List