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Noxious weed survey to be conducted

June 28, 2011

Photo by Becky Polaski – Steve Putt, manager of the Elk County Conservation District, recently informed members that an invasive and noxious weed survey will be conducted on a limited number of area properties.

ST. MARYS – Elk County Conservation District Manager Steve Putt announced during the group's meeting Monday evening that organization is teaming up with the Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) to conduct an invasive and noxious weed survey on a limited number of area properties between now and the end of August. According to Putt, only 17 property surveys will be conducted.
"We have the ability to do up to 17 of these surveys and at this point we're open to do 17," Putt said.
A release provided during the meeting explained that the purpose of the surveys is to promote "weed control and wildlife habitat management to private landowners in Elk County."
"The idea is any landowner can sign up for this and just give us a call and let us know if they have an interest in us coming out and doing a review or a survey of the property to see if they have any invasive or noxious weeds on there," Putt said.
Individuals interested in having their property surveyed are asked to contact the conservation district office at 814-776-5373.

Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, June 28, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

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