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By Ian Smay
The Times 

Weed Board Can Provide Help for Columbia County County Residents

Weed Board Coordinator Rachel Hutchens says community members can benefit in many ways


August 10, 2017

DAYTON – Almost everyone in Dayton (and probably the surrounding areas) is aware that Dayton is home to the Columbia County’s Washington State University Extension Office. What many people may not know is that the office is also home to the County Weed Board, which is funded by a county assessment and tries to control weeds, as well as reaching out and educating the public on noxious weeds.

Rachel Hutchens, who has been the County Weed Board Coordinator since October 2013, also recently became the Extension Office Manager, and combined the two roles in May. Hutchens says that their goal...

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