NOTICE - Roadside Vegetation Control Program begins in May
Brazeau County Agricultural Services Division will be carrying out roadside spraying of prohibited noxious, noxious weeds and woody vegetation (brush) throughout the County from May to October. For public safety, a buffer zone will be maintained between these roadside spray areas and county residences/yard sites.
As per our Vegetation Management policy, spraying on roadsides is done under the authority of Alberta’s Weed Control Act. Brazeau County is required to control the weeds in the roadside just like any other landowner is on privately owned land. As well, in the public interest of safety, brush control is performed to increase the sightlines on roadways and intersections. As a result, costs of maintaining these open roadways are reduced where brush and trees are managed properly as it makes snow removal easier and allows roads to dry out quicker after precipitation falls.
The following programs related to herbicide use are available to residents:
• Hawkweed Program (County staff will treat up to 5 acres infested with Hawkweed on private land at no cost)
• Herbicide Rebate Program (the County will reimburse landowners 50% of the cost of herbicide used on the landowner’s property)
• No Spray Agreement (the County will not use herbicides in the ditch adjacent to a landowner’s property; responsibility for weed control is assumed by the landowner)
For further information about any of the above mentioned programs, please click here or contact the Agricultural Services Division at (780) 542-7777.