Avon updates noxious weed law
Vail, CO Colorado
AVON – Noxious weeds must be removed from properties in Avon under a new law passed by the Town Council.
The new law is consistent with Colorado Noxious Weed Act. In addition to the plants listed by the state, yellow sweet clover (melilotus officinalis) was included on the town’s list. Avon’s list will automatically update as new species are added to the state list. –
The legislation also includes a noxious weed management plan that outlines strategies for combating the weeds, and it assigns responsibility for weed management to property owners and the town for land owned or maintained by the town.
Yellow sweet clover was added to the list because it is a non-native plant, outcompetes native vegetation for nutrients and sunlight, and it is detrimental to most animals if ingested. It is currently listed as an “invasive weed” in 26 states including Colorado.
For more information and for a list of noxious weeds, call Avon Public Works at 970-748-4100 or visit http://www.avon.org/noxiousweeds.