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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Herbicide Applications in Parks

When necessary, the Parks Department treats turf and flowerbed spaces with herbicides to control and inhibit the growth of noxious or invasive weeds when mechanical removal is not feasible.  All treatment activities are regulated per the Adopted Herbicide Policy and Practices.pdf pdf Document.  Any application of herbicide is done by a certified Pesticide Applicator and all precautions are taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public prior to, during, or after applications.

Below is a list of Parks properties that were treated with herbicides (Crossbow & Killzall) on 8/15/2017:

11th Street Walkway
15th Street Triangle
17th Street Flowerbed
8th Street Triangle Flowerbed
9th Street Park
Doughboy Monument
Garden of Surging Waves
Peoples Park
River Walk 3rd-39th
West Bond Triangle
Portal Park
Customs House

Below are links to labels of pertinent herbicides with information on their toxicity, residual presence, and active ingredients:

Crossbow Label pdf Document

Killzall Label pdf Document

 

Employee
of the
Month


If someone wants to adopt a park in your neighborhood,
Who you gonna call? (Jonah)
If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call? (Jonah)

As a leader in the Department, Jonah Dart-McLean is deserving on many levels. Employees like Jonah who are willing to help tackle any challenge whether in their division or another, and help our department continue to progress is the reason why we nominated him for Employee of the Month. Thank you, Jonah!

Volunteer of the Month

Jenn Benoit, a former employee, turned into a rockstar volunteer.  As a Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation Volunteer, Jenn took on the huge responsibility of being the Run on the River Race Director. With her strong marketing and communications skills, Jenn was able to increase participation and generate more revenue for scholarships! You rock, Jenn!

 
 
 

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