New mobile app to report location of noxious weeds in King county

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Executive Dow Constantine debuted a new mobile app feature that makes it easy for King County residents to submit a photo and the precise location of noxious weeds to a team of county specialists who will quickly respond anywhere in the region.

The new feature – developed with Microsoft and Slalom Consulting – sends the photo and location to a team of specialists who will determine if it is a noxious weed that needs to be eradicated and what action to take.

The team will coordinate other county employees and partners to remove the noxious weeds, typically within a few days after receiving the tip.

“King County has the strongest commitment to environmental stewardship in the country. We are also the proud home of world-leading tech companies,” said Executive Constantine. 
“We have combined those two strengths to design an easy-to-use app that will help our specially trained experts eradicate invasive plants that are harmful to people, wildlife, and habitat.”

The easy-to-use app, called King County Connect, does not require users to sign in or enter a password. It features a library of photos and weed descriptions to help users identify the plant. If a user is unable to identify the plant, one of King County’s specialists will personally respond to help.

It is the newest feature on King County Connect, an app that offers convenient mobile access to county employees who can answer questions and help residents navigate the other services that King County offers.

More information here



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