Eagle County transfers chemical sales program
EAGLE – Under a management agreement reached last week, Eagle County has transferred the operation of its chemical resale program to the Eagle County Conservation District.
Landowners wishing to order pesticides or arrange for pickup are asked to call 970-445-8701 or 970-390-1983. Walk-in service at Eagle County’s Maintenance Service Center on Cooley Mesa Road is no longer available.
The transfer will provide financial benefits to both entities while making the program more accessible to users, county officials said.
According to Katie Langdon, president of the conservation district, the addition of the chemical resale program to the conservation district’s existing weed cost-share program will provide Eagle County residents with a convenient, affordable source for herbicides and gas cartridges for rodent control.
“The conservation district has always worked with farmers and ranchers to enhance and protect natural resources,” said Tom Girard, manager for Eagle County’s noxious weed program. “They’ve played an important role in weed management in their 50-year history, and this partnership serves to strengthen that role.”
Eagle County will continue to provide consultation on weed control methods, product recommendations and preparation of weed management plans. Call 970-328-3553 for more information on these services.