Annual roadside herbicide spraying starts soon in Whatcom County

The annual herbicide spraying along road shoulders will soon begin by the Whatcom County Public Works Department.

Approximately 250 miles of road are scheduled for treatment. Signs will be posted on roads one week prior to the spraying in that area, according to Public Works. The work is weather dependent.

A minimum 12-inch wide strip in lawns and yards may be treated to aid in drainage and prevent pavement damage.

Property owners who do not want that part of their properties treated have the option of maintaining it themselves, according to Public Works. Those who wish to do so must sign an agreement and post an “Owner Will Maintain” sign. Sign the agreement and get the appropriate sign at Maintenance and Operations, 901 W. Smith Road. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Kyle Mittan