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The Skagit County Lake Management Program provides technical and administrative assistance to lake communities interested in controlling aquatic noxious weeds that impair recreation, environmental, and aesthetic qualities enjoyed by lakeside residents and lake users. The most common problematic aquatic plants in Skagit County include Eurasian milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa), fragrant water lily (Nymphaea odorata), and yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus). In accordance with RCW 36.61, lake communities can form Lake Management Districts (LMD), voluntary self-taxing districts, to finance aquatic plant management activities.

The following lake groups have established LMDs in Skagit County:

For more information about aquatic plant management and LMDs, please contact Tracy Alker (360) 416-1400

Water lilies at Campbell Lake