WHATCOM ­— County Public Works is beginning its 2019 road shoulder herbicide program. About 250 miles of roadway will be treated. Lawns and yards may have a minimum 12-foot-wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimize pavement damage.

Property owners who do not wish to have their adjoining right-of-way treated with chemicals have the option of maintaining the right-of-way themselves.

Agreements to this effect must be signed and “Onwer Will Maintain” signs obtained from the Maintenance and Operations division at 901 W. Smith Rd. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There is no charge for this service.