- On May 19, 2021
Legislation recently passed in Washington State will allow the state’s invasive species council to exist until June 30, 2032. The purpose of the council is to provide policy level direction, planning, and coordination for combating harmful invasive species throughout the state and prevent the introduction of others that may be potentially harmful. The council is a joint effort between local, tribal, state, and federal governments, as well as the private sector and nongovernmental interests. It is designed to foster cooperation, communication, and coordinated approaches that support local, state, and regional initiatives for the prevention and control of invasive species.