Staff from the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program will be on Bainbridge Island June 19 - 23 for annual noxious weed work along roadsides and on private property. The crew will be posting signs on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, in accordance with Bainbridge Island Municipal Code Section 16.30.060. The posted sites will then be
treated on Thursday and Friday.
The crew will be removing plants and doing spot treatments
on sites where it is needed. They are targeting the following plants: poison
hemlock, tansy, teasel, purple loosestrife and knotweed.
“I really try to educate people that noxious weeds are like
a cancer on our lands. It’s our job as resource managers to stop them before
they get out of hand,” said Noxious Weed Coordinator Dana Coggon.
If you have a specific location on Bainbridge Island where you would like the KCNWC staff to visit, please email the address to Coggon at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify the weed species.
Private addresses will be treated mostly on Wednesday and
will require permission forms from the property owner in advance.
Noxious weeds are non-native plants that may be aggressive, competitive, highly destructive or difficult to control. The noxious weeds upset the balance of the natural ecosystems, agricultural lands and damage recreational areas. The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board has identified specific plant species as noxious. Please see the Noxious Weed Control Board website for the list of noxious weeds in Kitsap County that have been identified as concerns.