Opt-out Option for County Road Shoulder Herbicide Program

posted Apr 8, 2015, 2:12 PM by Ingrid Enschede   [ updated Apr 8, 2015, 2:12 PM ]

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The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2015 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program.  Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment.  Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid in drainage and minimize pavement damage.

 

Property owners who do not wish to have their adjoining right-of-way treated have the option of maintaining the right-of-way abutting their property.  Agreements to this effect may be signed and “Owner Will Maintain” signs obtained from Maintenance and Operations, 901 West Smith Road between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  There is no charge for this service.  Contact Whatcom County Maintenance and Operations at 360-676-6759 for more information.