Noxious Weeds

Noxious Weeds

Property owners are responsible for weed mitigation and management on private properties and to comply with the Estes Valley Municipal Code (Section 8.04.030 & 8.04.040).

The Town teams up with the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) to hold Monitored Weed Drop-offs and the annual Weed Roundup on one Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, in each month during June, July, August, and September. The annual Weed Roundup with educational materials is held in conjunction with the July Monitored Weed Drop-off.

During the 2020 Weed Drop-offs (June - September) 1,322 tall yard bags of weeds were collected with 542 people in attendance. Normally during the July Weed Roundup, in-depth interaction with weed experts was offered to help with weed identification, management, eradication suggestions, and to provide educational materials. This year due to COVID guidelines, there was limited interaction. These events are made possible with the support from the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA), the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Estes Valley Land Trust, and individual donors.

Normally, ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month (January thru June, August, Sept, and November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room located in the lower level of the US Bank building. However, due to COVID guidelines, ELSA is not meeting.

The Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide is available at the Estes Valley Library, Town Hall (Police and Public Works offices), Ace Hardware, True Value, and this website year-round. For more information about ELSA contact ELSA.weeds@gmail.com.

Weed disposal opportunities are posted in the EP News and on the Town of Estes Park website.

Town of Estes Park Enforcement

Noxious Weed Violations and Code Enforcement are now being handled by the Estes Park Police Department at estes.org/codecompliance or 970-586-4000. Potential violations of weed infestations can be reported directly to the Town of Estes Park Code Enforcement Office: estes.org/codecompliance or 970-586-4000.