Noxious Weed Control Board

San Juan County


Noxious Weed Board Staff:

Field Coordinator- Judy Jackson, (360) 376-3499

Assistant Coordinator - Jason Ontjes, (360) 376-3499

Administrative Assistant - Susan Herrera, (360) 378-4414


Noxious Weed Board Members:

Joyce Nigretto
Member, Area 1, West Orcas, Shaw, Crane. 376-4192

William Rupp
Member, Area 2, East Orcas, Obstruction. 376-4058

Todd Goldsmith
Area 3, Lopez, Center, Blakely, Decatur. 468-4775

William Agosta
Member, Area 4, South San Juan Island. 378-0816

Bruce Gregory (chair)
Member, Area 5, North San Juan, Stuart, Waldron. 378-2309

Tom Schultz (Ex-Officio)
WSU Extension Agent, San Juan Island, 378-4414





Our Mission

To focus on education, prevention, technical assistance and control of noxious weeds through voluntary compliance with RCW 17.10 and WAC 16-750. The program strives to detect and remove early infestations, provides weed identification workshops and publications, and offers technical assistance on weed identification and methods of control.

Our Goals

The Noxious Weed Board Will Provide:



Accurate information about the kind, extent and significance of exotic weed   species in San Juan County to County residents.

Coordinated efforts to detect and prevent the spread of noxious weeds.

Improved management practices for rights of way, utility corridors and land-based enterprises such as agriculture and forestry to achieve biodiversity goals.

Broad-based support to government, educational institutions, civic organizations, churches and other interested groups making noxious weed awareness a community-wide commitment.


Our Progress

2012 San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Status Report

2012 San Juan County Biocontrol Summary Table 2



Weed Board Meetings


Monthly Weed Board meetings occur on the second Monday of each month at the WSU Extension Office Conference Room beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The public is encouraged to attend.  Call the Eastsound Weed Board office to confirm monthly meeting date & time.

The Annual Public Hearing to adopt the 2014 County Noxious Weed List was held on February 13, 2014 in the Community Room at Skagit Valley Community College, 221 Weber Way, Lower Level.   Advance notices of annual meetings will be posted in the Legal section of the newspapers two weeks prior to the hearings.


Try using the Weed Wrench™

For Eliminating Scotch Broom!


Weed wrenches may be checked out for free from the following sources:


Orcas - SJC Noxious Weed Board office in Eastsound (8 wrenches) 376-3499

San Juan - SJC Public Works (1 wrench) 370-0500; SJC Land Bank (4 wrenches) 378-4402

Lopez- Public Works Office (2 wrenches)  370-0500

For people who wish to purchase their own wrench, they are available from:


(888) 801-0201

or (541) 226-9872

Grants Pass, OR 97528

Brochures, order forms and other literature are available through the Weed Control Program at 376-3499.








For information on identification, eradication or control,

pamphlets are available on the following:


Bull Thistle


English Ivy
Herb Robert
Scotch Broom

Tansy Ragwort

Himalaya and Evergreen Blackberries

Poison Hemlock

Giant Hogweed

Spurge Laurel

Common Fennel

Yellow Archangel


Selected Poisonous Plants:

Poison hemlock


Poisonous Plants of Whatcom County 2010


Links to other related organizations

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Burke Museum Weed Mapping tool

Plants for Western Washington Gardens

WSU Extension Office/San Juan County
San Juan County Conservation District

San Juan County Public Works


Noxious Weed Board of San Juan County
62 Henry Road (PO Box 1634), Eastsound, WA 98245 

Contact Judy Jackson Jason Ontjes Voice: (360) 376-3499 • Fax: (360) 376-3965

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