Funds set to help fight tamarisk, Russian olive

RBC I Earlier this year, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 15-1006, which appropriated funds for the Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program.
The purpose of the program is to provide cost share assistance to eligible entities to control or eradicate Tamarisk (salt cedar), Russian olive, Siberian/Chinese elm or other invasive phreatophytes that have degraded the state’s riparian areas, restricted channel capacity thereby increasing flood risk and resulted in increased non-beneficial consumptive use of water.

Applications for proposed projects are due by Nov. 13, and funds are expected to be awarded by Dec. 15.
For more information or for help in putting together an application for a potential project, contact the Rio Blanco County Weed & Pest Department at 970-878-9670.