The Thurston County Weed Control Board has approved a prescription to address aquatic weeds in Thurston County lakes. This prescription establishes the parameters within which the LMDs can manage weed populations. Click here to read the entire Thurston County Aquatic Weed Control Prescription.
The goal of the Thurston County Nuisance Aquatic Plant Program is to protect beneficial uses and the natural environment of the lake while maintaining a balance between habitat, water quality, recreational and aesthetic values. The intention of the program is not to eradicate native plants, but rather to lower excessive and sometimes dangerous plant densities while preserving a healthy ecosystem.
This prescription applies specifically to Lake Lawrence, Long Lake, Pattison Lake and Offut Lake, Thurston County Lake Management Districts (LMDs).