Weed Control Board

In response to  Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model.This is in effect until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.


The members of the Board represent the people and interests of the districts from which each is appointed. The members of the Board also have administrative duties for the noxious weed control program including  the annual noxious weed list for Thurston County.

A strategic management plan was adopted on June 4, 2013 by The Thurston County Board of Commissioners. To view please click here.

Our program fulfills the requirements of RCW 17.10 Noxious Weeds-Control Boards. 

Responsibilities of the Weed Board and its members

  • Represent the people and interest of the district from which each is appointed.
  • Administer the noxious weed control program by establishing policies and procedures in accordance with statutes and state regulations.
  • Adopt Rules and Regulations and annual Noxious Weed List.
  • Participate in work sessions and briefings with the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Conduct hearings, apply liens on properties and attend meetings.
  • Propose Grants.
  • Submit to the Board of County commissioners a proposed level of assessment.
  • Propose an annual budget for operation of the noxious weed control program.
  • Advertises, accepts applications, and recommends to the Board of County Commissioners the most qualified applicant for board membership.

Weed Board meetings

Weed Board meetings are held at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated, in the Thurston County Public Works Rainier Room located at 9605 Tilley Road S, Olympia WA. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in all meetings of the Board.

The Thurston County Noxious Weed Control Board will hold a public hearing on Monday January 27th to take testimony and consider adoption of its Rules and Regulations including the 2020 Noxious Weed list. The regular meetings for 2020 are as follows: February 24, March 23, April 27, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26 and November 23.

 Contact Us

Address questions or comments to: tcweeds@co.thurston.wa.us