Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The UGVPCD's regulated species list may soon see some additions



Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District residents will consider the addition of three fruit pests to the UGVPCD's list of regulated species.

Ballots will be mailed today (Feb. 8, 2017) to residents that own parcels of five acres or more in the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District. Residents will have ten business days to turn in votes.

The species being considered are:
Grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae)
Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)
Cytospora spp. (Cytospora leucostoma, C. cinctum and C. paraleucostoma)

UGVPCD boundaries include:
North: I-70 and I-70B
East: The Grand Mesa
South: Orchard Mesa Cana #2
West: 33 Road between I-70 and Highway 6 & 24, 30 Road between I-70B and the Colorado River and 30 ¼ Road between the Colorado River and the OM2 Canal.

To pick up a replacement ballot or to hand-deliver a ballot go to the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District office located at 971 Coffman Road, Building B, Whitewater, CO.

Ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Postmarks are not accepted.

For more information, call  970.255.7121 or email weed.pest@mesacounty.us.

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