Weed bounty brings success
November 4, 1999
Everyone knows the weeds growing throughout Moffat County are green but some people might be surprised to know those same weeds might be worth some “green.”
The Moffat County Cooperative Extension Office concluded its weed bounty program Thursday by handing out checks and certificates to people who participated.
The bounty of $1 per every 10 pounds of weeds collected allowed some of the participants to pick up some hefty checks. The Extension Office paid out $3,520 for a total of 35,200 pounds of the noxious plants. Jan Roth collected 18,280 pounds of weeds to take first place in the contest. She was given a check for $1,828. A group consisting of Melissa Bye, Jessica Wyman, Jess Snare and Marie Meal took second with their 11,760 pounds of weeds and collected $1,176 for their efforts. The Durham family placed third with 1,520 pounds of weeds. Starla, RaeAnne, Stephanie and Sean Durham will have to decide how they are going to divide their check for $152 .
Gary Brannan, Moffat County pest management supervisor, called the program a success and was pleased with both the effort and the participation of the weed bounty hunters.