Garfield County’s annual program to rid invasive noxious weeds is underway and participants can earn vouchers through June 4 toward landscaping or garden plants at the Mountain Valley Greenhouse in Glenwood Springs. Garfield County Vegetation Management’s Purge the Spurge and Sock the Rocket campaign urges citizens to mitigate Myrtle and Cypress spurge, and Dame’s rocket from their properties.
Residents asked to beware of mysterious seed packets Local residents have been receiving strange seeds from China in the mail PRESS RELEASE 7.30.20 GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Vegetation management is asking the public to be aware of strange seed packages that have popped up in mailboxes in all 50 states in recent days. The seeds are unsolicited and appear to originate from China. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has reported numerous calls from Coloradans that have received the seed packets, which are unidentified and could potentially contain invasive plants, introduce diseases to local plants or
Garfield County is searching for volunteers to fill four vacancies on its Noxious Weed Advisory Board for three-year terms. Three seats are open to landowners with more than 40 acres in unincorporated Garfield County, and one to a representative from the city of Rifle. The noxious weed board meets quarterly and advises the Board of County Commissioners on all matters related to noxious weeds, including mitigation in Garfield County. Letters of interest must be received by Garfield County Vegetation Management Program Coordinator Sarah LaRose by 5 p.m. on June 11. Call (970) 945-1377, ext. 4315, with questions.