Japanese eelgrass discussion today in Raymond
The state Department of Ecology will be holding a public meeting today about developing a new water quality permit for commercial shellfish growers to treat Japanese eelgrass that has colonized the commercial clam beds in Willapa Bay. Japanese eelgrass is listed as a noxious weed.
The growers asked Ecology to develop a permit for the use of an aquatic herbicide to help manage the growth of eelgrass on their beds.
The permit would be issued by Ecology and would only be allowed on commercially managed clam.
Ecology will hold that meeting at 1 pm at the Riverview Education Center in Raymond.