Upcoming Weed Mitigation Services
Beginning Wednesday, April 3
The Town has contracted with a certified landscape firm to aid in weed mitigation. Beginning Wednesday, April 3, an herbicide treatment will be applied to the following areas: both sides of Main Street, from McConnell Drive west to 4th Avenue; the rock beds (from sidewalk to curb) along McConnell Drive and 2nd Avenue, from approximately 2nd Avenue to the middle/senior high school; the rock beds in Sandstone Park, adjacent to Railroad Avenue; and Stone Canyon trails.
The work will begin on Wednesday, April 3, and is anticipated to be complete by Friday, April 5.
Weed Management Plan
The Town of Lyons' weed management plan is an integrative approach, consisting of mowing, hand-pulling, herbicide application, cultural control, and public outreach and education. The objective is to minimize the occurrence of weeds and the associated negative impacts on native plant communities, public lands, and public corridors within Lyons.
The Town is working with Lyons Ecology Board on potential updates to current practices. In 2019, the Town will not be applying synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides in lawn or turf areas in LaVern M. Johnson Park, Sandstone Park, or several pilot areas, including the Barronway buyout parcel and riparian areas of LaVern M. Johnson Park. In addition, the use of Glyphosate will be discontinued in these areas.
Read more on the Town's weed mitigation strategies and practices
Thanks and a Shout Out!
A strike team of Myrtle Spurge volunteer warriors came together on Saturday, March 23, to launch a 'purge the spurge'
event in Lyons.
There was a total of 33 volunteers, who contributed 288 hours of time. Volunteers worked all day and covered about 16 acres. All together, more than 60 contractor bags were filled with Myrtle Spurge (and a few toadflax that were caught in the crossfire of enthusiasm), filling 3 dumpsters! Photos of the event can be viewed here
Thanks to the many hard-working volunteers who came out for Weed Warriors Myrtle Spurge 1!