Friday, September 9, 2016

Join Mesa County on a Noxious Weed Hunt!

We are looking for volunteers from the public and other agencies to scout a couple of hundred acres of rolling, open rangeland above Mesa for the List A noxious weed, Yellow Starthistle (info) on Monday, Sept. 12.

Participants will receive a mini noxious weed lesson and informational booklets courtesy of the Tamarisk Coalition through the Pulling 4 Colorado grant.

To carpool/caravan, please meet at the Tri-River Extension Office, 2775 Hwy 50, Grand Junction (West end of the big fairgrounds parking lot) at 7:30 a.m. (Or drive yourself up for a half day, then spend the afternoon crashing--err--biking down Powderhorn's new mtb trails!)

Mesa County workers will be on site until approximately 2 p.m. Volunteers may leave at lunch or stay all day.

Please bring water, snacks, lunch, work gloves, and hiking shoes. Some shovels, sunscreen, and bug spray will be available for use.

The Yellow Starthistle location is at Coon Creek Estates - (Approximately 5 miles South of Mesa on Hwy 65, turn East on Coon Creek Rd under the Coon Creek Estates sign, just past 7718 Hwy 65).

For more information and to RSVP (not necessary, just helps us with an advanced headcount) please Contact Teresa Nees at 255-7121 or email

Please share this information and we hope to see you there!

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