Noxious Weeds

The Town of Estes Park Parks Division handles the noxious weed control on Town property. In addition, the Town teams up with the Estes Land Stewardship Association to hold the annual Weed-Round Up in late summer. Noxious weeds can be left at the Town's disposal drop-off site located at 666 Elm Road if they are contained in paper lawn bags (no plastic).  Please place weed bags in the bin labeled "Weeds Only".  Current disposal hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through September 21, 2016.

UPDATES: 

* The Town of Estes Park's noxious weed disposal site will close for the season September 21, 2016

*  The Town of Estes Park is currently participating in a study to control the invasive weed known as "cheat grass," Cheat grass is a rapidly growing problem in the Estes Valley, overtaking native plants, compromising wildlife habitat and increasing fire danger. The study will occur 2016-2018 as a partnership among Colorado State University, Larimer County and the Town of Estes Park's Parks Division. Study areas are marked with small flags and located on Town-owned parcels at Highway 7 & Community Drive, Elm Road off Highway 36, as well as off of Fish Hatchery Road. Informational signs have been posted. The study evaluates the effectiveness of a product used to control cheat grass at high elevations.

For more information, please contact Brian Berg, Parks Supervisor with the Town of Estes Park at 970-577-3783 orbberg@estes.org, or  Bill Pawleshyn, Weed Specialist with Larimer County Department of Natural Resources at 970-498-5753.

 

Helpful Documents:

Upsetting the Balance: Invasive Weeds in the Estes Valley

Section 8.04.030 of the Estes Park Municipal Code

Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the Estes Valley

For more information please contact Public Works at 970-577-3587 or publicworks@estes.org