Noxious Weeds

The Town of Estes Park Parks Division handles the noxious weed control on Town property. Property owners are responsible for weed mitigation and management on private properties to comply with the Estes Valley Municipal Code (Section 8.04.030 & 8.04.040) referenced on this website. In addition, the Town teams up with the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) to hold Monitored Weed Drop-offs and the annual Weed Roundup on one Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, in each month during June, July, August, and September. The annual Weed Roundup with educational materials is held in conjunction with the July Monitored Weed Drop-off.

During the 2019 the Monitored Weed Drop-offs (June - September), 2,135 tall yard bags of weeds were collected with 696 folks in attendance. At the July 27 Weed Roundup, in-depth interaction with weed experts was offered to help with weed identification, management, and eradication suggestions, and provide educational materials. These events are made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA), the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Estes Valley Land Trust, and individual donors. ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month (January thru June, August, September, and November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. The Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide is available at the Estes Valley Library, Town Hall (Police and Public Works offices) and this website year-round. For more information about ELSA contact ELSA.weeds@gmail.com. Monitored weed disposal opportunities are posted in the EP News and on the Town of Estes Park website at www.estes.org/weeds.

 

Town of Estes Park Enforcement

Noxious Weed Violations and Code Enforcement are now being handled by the EP Police Department. Potential violations of weed infestations can be reported directly to the Town of Estes Park Code Enforcement Officer at www.estes.org/codeenforcement or 970-586-3877.