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Aquatic Invasive Species Program
For information regarding the Whatcom Aquatic Invasive Species Program, Boat Inspections, Online Course Discount and Permit Fees, please visit the
The Aquatic Invasive Species and the Boat Inspection Program for Lake Whatcom And Lake Samish FAQs
What are aquatic invasive species (AIS)?
Which boats are needing permits?
What are the permit fees?
How do I get my permit / sticker?
How long does an inspection take and what will the inspectors be checking?
How can I make my inspection a more quick and simple process?
Where can I get my boat inspected?
What number can I call to arrange for a boat inspection?
Where can I find a copy of the Whatcom County AIS ordinance?
What Are Noxious Weeds?
Current Weed List
Noxious Weed Class Definitions & Criteria
Noxious Weed Control Board
Noxious Weed Education
Noxious Weed Fact Sheets
Public Service Announcements
Report Noxious Weeds
Whatcom County Weed Map (PDF)