To protect and preserve the land and resources from the degrading impact of invasive and noxious weeds
Through public outreach and education we seek to increase detection and action on new and established noxious weeds, infestations. We encourage landowner compliance and want to promote better stewardship throughout Adams County.
In Washington State, "noxious weed" is a legally defined term. The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board determines which plants are placed on the Washington State Noxious Weed List (WAC 16-750). These plants are non-native, aggressive and invasive, but with the potential to be eradicated or controlled in the State.
What is a Noxious Weed?
Noxious Weeds are non-native plants that have been introduced to Adams County through human actions.
The main objective of Adams County's Noxious Weed Program is to ensure that landowners control noxious weeds on their properties, as required by Chapter 17.10 RCW.
Due to their aggressive growth and lack of natural enemies, noxious weeds can be highly destructive, competitive, or difficult to control.
Noxious Weeds are everyone's problem and they cannot only reduce crop yields, and destroy native plants and animal habitat, they can damage recreational sites, clog waterways, lower land values, and poison humans and livestock.
The Adams County Noxious Weed Control Board can assist you with identifying noxious weeds and give you advice on their control.
Adams County Noxious Weed Control Board
114 E Main Ave
Ritzville, WA 99169
Telephone Number: 509-659-1806
Fax Number: 509-659-1800
Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Section 1: Donald Kagele - 509-659-1272
Section 2: Erik Hille - 509-572-5140
Section 3: Branden Spencer – 509-877-2475
Section 4: Elena McKenzie - 509-947-6199
Section 5: Jim Winebarger - 509-331-4921
Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.