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Vegetation workshop
Vegetation workshop
Garfield County Vegetation Management and local partners are offering a healthy lands workshop at the Silt River Preserve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 18. The event is free and open to the public.
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Purge the spurge; Sock the Rocket
The annual Purge the Spurge and Sock the Rocket program is underway in Garfield County through June 6. Vouchers are available for anyone bringing in bags of these noxious, invasive weeds.
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weeds Healthy lands workshop
Join local experts at the Silt River Preserve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, to discuss gardening, conservation, and noxious weeds. Event is free, but call (970) 404-3439 to register.
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Noxious weed photo contest
Garfield County Vegetation Management is seeking photographs for its 2020 Noxious Weeds of Garfield County calendar. One winning photographer will win $300, and the photo will be featured in next year’s calendar.
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rmyc RMYC funding
The Garfield County Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) program received funding in the form of a $10,000 grant from Crown Castle, and another $6,000 from Garfield County, to help fund RMYC projects in 2019.
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invasive treesInvasive tree removal
Garfield County is seeking local landowners' assistance to combat the spread of tamarisk and Russian olive. Aid is available through the county's tamarisk/Russian olive (TRO) removal program.
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do not spray
Allergic? Organic? Spraying season is among us - request a Do Not Spray sign
Garfield County Vegetation Management will soon resume spot-spraying noxious weeds along county rights-of-way. Property owners that would like to request no herbicide spraying on rights-of-way which front their property need to fill out a "Do Not Spray Request Form" and submit it to Vegetation Management staff.

For questions or concerns, contact us at 970-319-5547 ext. 4305.
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Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevilsNoxious Weeds of Colorado:
13th Edition

The latest edition of "Noxious Weeds of Colorado" by Colorado Weed Management Association is available for interested landowners. This pocket-sized field guide includes the A, B and C Colorado State Noxious Weed Lists as well as a Watch List. Species are listed in alphabetical order and each comes with a detailed description as well as pictures to help in identification. Stop by our office to pick up a copy. We are located in Rifle at 195 W. 14th Street, Building D, Suite 310.

knapweed midgeBiocontrol in Garfield County
Last year, approximately 3600 biocontrol agents were released for the control of Russian knapweed in Garfield County. More are scheduled to be released in 2019, and the insects seem to feel right at home.
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knap weed Weed management plan
The Garfield County Weed List provides guidelines for managing designated noxious weeds which represent a threat to the continued economic, environmental and agricultural value of lands in Garfield County. This plan provides for the implementation of the Colorado Noxious Weed Act by detailing integrated management options for designated noxious weeds.
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fence weedsWest 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.
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Contact
Steve Anthony, Garfield County
Vegetation Manager, 970-945-1377, ext. 4305
Sarah LaRose, Program Coordinator, 970-945-1377 ext. 4315
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Vegetation Management
195 West 14th Street, Building D, Suite 310
Rifle, CO 81650
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