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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Rick Johnson, Weed Coordinator, 360-786-5576

Thurston County Noxious Weed Board Public Hearing

The Thurston County Noxious Weed Control Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm, at 11834 Tilley Road S, Olympia WA. The agenda includes testimony from the public and possible adoption of Rules and Regulations including the 2013 Noxious Weed List and amendments to implement chapter 17.30 of the Thurston County Code, Noxious Weed Containment. The proposed rules include designating the following Target Species and Containment Areas: gorse (Ulex europaeus) with a containment area of Section 7 of Township 18N, Range 1E and Section 12 of Township 18N, Range 1W; and Bohemian knotweed (Polygonum x bohemicum), giant knotweed (Polygonum sachalinense), Himalayan knotweed (Polygonum polystachyum), Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) with a containment area of all of unincorporated Thurston County. Copies of the proposed Rules and Regulations will be available online at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/tcweeds/index.htm . Copies will also be available at the Thurston County Noxious Weed Control office located at 11834 Tilley Road S. Olympia, WA and will be mailed upon request.

The public is encouraged to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodation at the hearing should call (360) 786-5576, or TDD (360) 754-2933, by 4:00 pm on the Thursday preceding the meeting.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3