Weed Warrior Program

The County is proud to introduce its new Weed Warrior Program, a win/win pilot project that will help combat noxious weeds in affected areas of the County, while supporting non-profit groups.

The idea for the program is to select 7 non-profit groups; these groups will attend an information session where they will learn how to identify Scentless Chamomile (Mayweed) and the proper practice for removing these weeds. Afterward each group will be teamed up with a professional weed picker that is employed by the County to coordinate a 4-hour weed picking shift that will occur during a week-day. The County will then donate $500 to each group, with a bonus of $100 to the group that picks the most weeds (weeds will be weighed at the end of each shift).

Non-profit groups are encouraged to get involved and raise money, by completing an application form [PDF - 63 KB]. For more information, contact the County Agriculture Department at 780-532-9727.

Requirements:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 9 years of age.
  • Participants must wear team shirt.
  • Participants must wear gloves and sturdy footwear.
  • Supervisors must have;
    • Safety check lists and safe clean-up procedures.
    • A copy of a hazard assessment.
    • An adequate first-aid kit.