(Public Service Announcement)
City of Irrigon Bounty on Noxious Weed
Beginning Saturday, June 14, 2014 running till all bags are distributed or August 30, 2014, whichever comes first, the city will pay $1,00 per bag collected of the noxious “goat head” weed.
The Puncture vine (Tribulus Terestris) seeds or burs, also known as “Goat Heads”, and contain 20 seeds equipped with sharp spines capable of puncturing a bike tire or bringing pain when stepped on. It only takes three (3) weeks for this weed to sprout and make seeds. They can lay dormant up to 20 years until the right conditions for them to grow and spread. Unless you stop it!
The city seeks the aid of community members to control this terrible weed. Only Goat Head seeds and vines will count toward the bounty. No other weeds such as tumble weed are allowed.
The Puncture vine and their seeds (Goat Heads) need to be collected in bags provided by the city and returned to City Hall to receive the $1.00 per bag bounty. Bags can be picked up at Irrigon City Hall M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
The program begins Saturday, June 14, 2014 and runs till all bags are distributed or August 30, 2014, whichever comes first.
Areas of Concern:
The most critical areas are the city’s bike/pedestrian paths, sidewalk cracks, city alley ways, side areas along streets, and parks.
This is a great opportunity for our city’s youth to raise money for their organization, extra spending money, or to do some civic service for our community. For more information on the program, contact Irrigon City Hall at 541-922-3047.
City of Irrigon
Puncturevine Control Program
Thank you for participating in our Puncturevine Control Program. The City will pay $1.00 per bag from June 14, 2014 to the end of August or until all bags are distributed. Below are the program’s guidelines and pictures of the noxious weed, also known as “Goat Heads”.
Program runs Saturday, June 14, 2014 to the end of August, or until the all bags are distributed.
Puncturevine collection must be within the City limits of Irrigon.
Must use garbage bags provided by the City to participate.
Bags can be picked up Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Filled bags can be returned to City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Participants can pick up three (3) bags at one time and must return all filled bags before receiving more.
Bags must be filled to capacity with only goat head vines and seeds, tied shut and returned to City Hall to receive the $1.00 per bag “bounty”.
Participants should try to collect as many seed pods as possible while gathering the plants.
Areas of Concern are:
Bike and Pedestrian paths
City Alley ways
Sides areas along city streets
Call Irrigon City Hall if you have any further questions, 922-3047.
Puncture vine Plant and Puncturevine Seed Pods