Boot Brush Kiosks
The Colorado Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Program completed a Boot Brush Kiosk pilot program in 2017 with the Forest Service, Boulder county, Larimer county, and the city of Fort Collins focused on building and installing "Play, Clean, Go" boot brush kiosks around the Front Range of Colorado. Kiosks were installed at the following locations:
- Gateway Natural Area
- Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
- Horsetooth Mountain Open Space - (shown)
- Eagles Nest Open Space
- Hermit Park Open Space
- Rabbit Mountain Open Space
- Hall Ranch Open Space
- Heil Valley Ranch Open Space
- Walker Ranch
Boot Brush Kiosk Funding Available!
The pilot program was very successful and received a lot of positive feedback from the community, so we have decided to expand this program. We are offering scholarships to help cover the cost of up to three kiosks per applicant. Applications will be reviewed, and scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. All projects must be completed by December 31st , 2020. If you're interested in collaborating on a project like this or have any questions, contact Patty York. CDA would like to see kiosks installed at trailheads across the state!
Ready for Reimbursement?
Submit the Final Report Form and include photos of your installed boot brush kiosk and proof of payments.
What's the Problem - Why Install Boot Brush Kiosks?
Trail users might be carrying invasive species. Shoes, clothing, equipment, and animals can carry the seeds of invasive plants. Everyone needs to do their part by brushing off shoes, clothing, backpacks, hooves, and paws before entering and leaving the area.
Weeds of Concern
Each sign displays the top weeds of concern for the area. Using the boot brush kiosks will help mitigate the spread of invasive weeds most prevalent in the area.
Special Thanks to our Pilot Program Co-Sponsors
Play Clean Go
U.S. Forest Service
Boulder County Parks
& Open Space
City of Fort Collins