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Estes Park Weed Roundup


The 5th annual Estes Park Weed Roundup will be held this year on Saturday July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. north of the Waste Management transfer station (across from Smokin Dave’s BBQ) at 666 Elm Road. From Hwy 34/36 intersection, take Moraine Ave/Hwy. 36 for 1.2 miles toward Rocky Mountain National Park. Turn right on Elm Road.

Are you interested in free food and drinks from local restaurants, free gifts and prizes, and learning about weeds in the Estes Valley? Would you like to come dump your weeds for free? The Estes Park Weed Roundup is the place to do all of this and more! You can get your unknown weedy plants identified, learn how to get rid of those pesky weeds in your yard, and pick up other educational materials about invasive plants. Bring in your bags of weeds for free disposal, and the first 80 people to bring in at least one full trash bag of weeds gets a free “Pulling for Colorado” insulated lunch bag. Come in and learn how to identify some of the most common weeds in the area and win prizes for correctly identifying them in the Weed ID game! Prizes will also be awarded to those that bring in the most bags of weeds and the biggest weed specimens. Free large 30 gallon paper lawn bags will be given out for weed collection. Experts will be available to answer your questions about dealing with the mountain pine beetle.

Please bring in pulled weeds in large paper lawn bags. No bags of non-weed materials will be accepted. Plastic bags will be accepted, but paper lawn bags are highly preferred so that they can be burned in the air-curtain burner at the Transfer Station. Bags will be stored for now until the burning ban is lifted. Paper lawn bags are available from Ace Hardware, 561 Lone Pine Dr, 586-8656.

This event also celebrates the continued success of the free weed dump site sponsored by the Town of Estes Park. The weed dump site is open Fridays 8-4 p.m. for free drop off of weeds collected in large paper lawn bags. No weeds in plastic bags will be accepted. The weed dump site is located at 666 Elm Road (same location as the Weed Roundup).

Come learn about weeds that you may have on your property that can increase the fire danger around your house, or may be poisonous to your horses or family members. Trying to rent or sell your property? Prospective home buyers are becoming more savvy about noxious weeds, and may not want to inherit a yard full of troublesome weeds. Learn about all of this and more at the Estes Park Weed Roundup this year! This free event is sponsored by Pulling for Colorado, Estes Land Stewardship Assoc., Larimer County, Town of Estes Park, RMNP, Master Gardeners of Estes Park, and the USDA Forest Service.

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