Eliminate Noxious Weeds, Attend Educational Symposium March 29
Do you know to fight noxious weeds on your property? Douglas County will host a Noxious Weed Symposium for residents of Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Jefferson, Arapahoe and Teller counties on Sat., March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Douglas County Events Center, in Castle Rock. The Symposium fee is $12 per attendee and includes lunch and handouts. Seating is limited, please RSVP with payment by March 24 to 303-660-7480.Printable Brochure for 2014 Weed Symposium
A major component of the Undesirable Plant Management Plan is the requirement to provide Douglas County Property Owners with technical assistance in determining methods to control or eliminate their weed problems. We have worked very hard over the past 14 years to insure County owned properties are under treatment for weeds and are continuing that endeavor. We have worked with other public entities to assist them in their weed control problems. At the same time, we offered technical assistance to private property owners to control noxious weeds on their land be it several hundred acres or an individual lot.
Prevention, eradication and control are three general weed management strategies.
The cheapest weed to control is one you don’t have yet! Like a small fire, a small patch treated now will prevent a major problem tomorrow! Be a good neighbor and control your noxious weeds!
What We Do
- Develop and administer the Douglas County Noxious Weed Management Program including application of herbicides, mowing activities in County right-of-ways and County open space.
- Provide weed management education to Douglas County citizens.
- In conjunction with Tri-County Health Department, administer the Douglas County mosquito mitigation program through trapping for adult mosquitoes and larviciding immature mosquitoes in standing water bodies in Douglas County maintained properties and culverts.
Noxious Weeds in Douglas County
10 most unWanted Weeds
broad-leaved (Linaria dalmatica)
(Tamarix chinensis, T.parviflora, and T. ramosissima)
Other Noxious Weeds
For more information on weed management visit the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension [Natural Resources].
For specific control measures in unincorporated Douglas County areas contact Jonathan Rife, weed inspector at 303.660.7480.
For incorporated areas contact one of the Master Gardeners at the Douglas County Extension Office at 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, 720.733.6935.
For help with pasture management, call the Douglas County Natural Resource Service and Soil Conservation District at 303.688.3042.