News and Upcoming Events
The Noxious Weed Program is Hiring!
The Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program is seeking applicants for temporary positions of Natural Resource Workers ($13.94 per hour) and Natural Resource Aides ($11.32 per hour). Successful applicants will work as part of a team to control noxious weeds throughout Skamania County.
Return county completed and signed job application with cover letter, and resume to Skamania County Human Resources, PO Box 369, Stevenson, WA 98648 or email to Vancamp@co.skamania.wa.us by 3:00 pm April 9th. Applications and full job description may be obtained at http://www.skamaniacounty.org/human-resources/, emailing email@example.com or phoning 509-427-3705. Skamania County is an equal employment opportunity employer.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week!Invasive species cause millions of dollars of damage every year to our agricultural, cultural, and natural areas. They crowd out native species and are a huge detriment to biodiversity. One of the best ways to combat invasive species is to prevent their establishment in the first place. So when you are out hiking this week in the beautiful, spring-like weather, take a few steps to do your part in preventing weeds from invading your favorite trail or park: 1) Brush your boots, bike, or gear before and after you recreate 2) Keep pets leashed and stay on the trail 3) Volunteer to help remove invasive plants in your favorite natural area 4) Report any invaders to your local Noxious Weed Program 5) Tell your friends about how to prevent invasive species!
The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board and the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program are offering free seed packets containing a non-invasive, pollinator-friendly flower mix! Contact the Skamania County Noxious Weed Program to get your free packet today!
New in 2015 (updated 2/5/2015)
For more information, please visit www.nwcb.wa.gov
2015 Noxious Weed List for Skamania County has been adopted!
Every year, county weed boards review the state weed list and create a county-specific list based on local conditions and priorities. In addition to ALL Class A species and all Class B species designated for control by the state, the county weed board requires control of certain Class B and Class C species that are a local priority.
The Skamania County Weed Board adopted the 2015 weed list after a public hearing on February 4th. Those species selected are required, by law, to be controlled. Those not selected are still considered noxious weeds and a threat, and should be contained or controlled when possible. For more information on the state or county noxious weed lists, please call the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program.