Tansy ragwort is nasty stuff, we need it gone

Editor,

I’ve noticed a sharp increase in the amount of tansy ragwort along the right of ways and private land on South Whidbey. Tansy ragwort is a Class B noxious weed as classified by the Island County Noxious Weed Board and every part of this tall yellow flowering weed is toxic to humans and livestock. There was quite a lot of this weed at the end of our street so I wrote to the Island County Noxious Weed Coordinator, he came right out and removed it. If this weed is on county property the county is responsible for removing it. If Tansy Ragwort is on your property you are responsible for the safe and proper removal of the weed from your property.

This is nasty stuff and we need it gone! Check with the Island County Noxious Weed Control Board for more information.

SUE POTTEIGER

Freeland

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