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Purge the Spurge 2018
Purge the Spurge is underway
The sixth-annual “Purge the Spurge” event is now underway through June 30, and this year aims to “Sock the Rocket,” by targeting another noxious weed in Garfield County, the Dame’s rocket.
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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.

Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevils2018 noxious weed calendar
The 2018 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 administration building at 108 8th Street in Glenwood Springs. You can also contact Garfield County Vegetation Management at 970-945-1377, ext. 4305 or email Steve Anthony for further information.


Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevils2018 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.

This program provides partial financial assistance to eligible landowners for the management of county and state listed noxious weeds in Garfield County. In a typical year, the program generates participation from about 100 landowners, and the amount of land treated is generally between 2,500 to 4,000 acres. See application for details.
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Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevilsWeevil release
In late May, Garfield County Vegetation Management received 2400 insects from the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Insectary in Palisade, to manage the county-listed noxious weed Dalmatian toadflax.
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fence weeds Weed Wise
Garfield County Vegetation Management is releasing Weed Wise, an informative insight into noxious weeds throughout Garfield County. The third edition focuses on Russian Knapweed.
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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.
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Vegetation Management
195 West 14th Street, Building D, Suite 310
Rifle, CO 81650
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