Purge the Spurge underway
Garfield County is inviting residents to pull two highly invasive noxious weeds — myrtle and cypress spurge — through June 30. Both are non-native plants, with sap that can irritate the skin, so gloves are recommended.
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|2017 Weed Calendar
The 2017 Weeds of Garfield County calendar is now available. The free calendar, produced by Garfield County Vegetation Management, features images of local people and landscapes and information about troublesome weeds that are invading the land we call home. The calendars are available at all county branch libraries, the Clerk and Recorder’s office on the first floor in the county administration building at in Rifle at 195 West 14th St., Building D, and the first floor reception office in the county building at 108 8th Street in Glenwood Springs. You can also contact Garfield County Vegetation Management at 970-945-1377, ext. 4305 or email.
|2016 Noxious Weed Cost Share Application
Since 1999, the Board of County Commissioners has set aside funds for the Garfield County Noxious Weed Cost Share Program. The program is a partnership between Garfield County Vegetation Management and the local conservation districts.
provides partial financial assistance to eligible landowners for the management of county and state listed noxious weeds in Garfield County. Last year the program assisted 56 landowners and resulted in the treatment of more than 1900 acres of land in Garfield County.
See application for details!
Noxious weed list-|
Garfield County Vegetation Management is releasing Weed Wise, an informative insight into noxious weeds throughout Garfield County. The third edition focuses on Russian Knapweed.
|West Nile precautions
Mosquitoes are appearing in unusually high numbers in Garfield County, prompting the risk of West Nile virus infections. Take precautions, West Nile mosquitoes appeared in five Colorado counties, including Mesa County last year.
Steve Anthony, Garfield County
970-945-1377, ext. 4305.