Upcoming Weed Mitigation Services
Beginning Thursday, March 26
The Town has contracted with a certified contractor to aid in weed mitigation.
Beginning Thursday, March 26 a pre-emergent treatment will be applied to the following areas:
1) The rock landscaped (from sidewalk to curb) areas from the 400 block of Main Street East to the Black Bear Hole area (both the North and South sides)
2) McConnell Drive and 2nd Ave rock landscape/streetscape areas (from curb to sidewalk)
3) Rock landscape perimeter of Sandstone Park, adjacent to Railroad Avenue/3rd Ave
4) Stone Canyon Trails
The work will begin on Thursday, March 26 and is anticipated to be complete on or before Friday, March 27. All contractors have been provided with the Weed Management Plan
, adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2019.
The Town does not intend to schedule any additional services for use of synthetic fertilizers or herbicides in LaVern M Johnson, Sandstone, Bohn or Lyons Valley River Parks unless there are issues as directed by the policy or current contractors doing the remaining flood recovery efforts request such use per their ongoing contracts. In this case, contractors are required to contact the Town regarding issues and give prior notice. All contractors have been given the policy and the Town has worked with them to utilize methods within the policy. 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 Weed Management Plan also states that notification of herbicide/pesticide applications in areas with public access will be posted by the Town the day prior to service and will remain in place one day following the service. In addition, the Town will notify the public of information regarding the services to be performed, location, and service provider through electronic notification on the Town website on the parks and recreation page, email, and/or social media at least one day prior to service. The licensed contractor will flag areas as required by the Colorado Department of Agriculture on the day of service and flags will remain in place for at least two days following the service date.
Read more on the Town's weed mitigation strategies and practices.