In order to prevent the spread of Alligatorweed, a non-indigenous and highly invasive aquatic plant, the Director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture has designated all of Los Angeles County as an Alligatorweed Eradication Area. Within the county, the Agricultural Commissioner has imposed a Notice to Hold (Notice) covering areas of the county where Alligatorweed detections continue to be a possibility. In these areas, no plants, soil or other carriers of alligatorweed may be moved except under a permit. This means no vehicles, equipment, grading, construction, repairs, etc., in the area without a permit. If any of these activities are contemplated, ACWM must be contacted first! Violation of the Notice is a misdemeanor punishable by civil penalties of up to $2,500 for each violation or civil liability of up to $10,000 for each violation.
Appendix K – Information on the Alligatorweed hold area in Los Angeles CountyJoseph Alford2019-01-22T21:25:51-08:00