Event Details

Event: Purge Your Spurge - Myrtle Spurge Exchange Event
Date(s): 4/26/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: South Parking Lot
Contact Information: Kurt Roy 303-678-6294 kroy@bouldercounty.org
Additional Information:
Boulder County Parks and Open Space is partnering with otherlocal agencies to "Purge your Spurge"!

Residents are encouraged to bring in bags of myrtle spurge and receive free native palnts in exchange!

Myrtle spurge (euphorbia myrsinites) is a "Lisa A' noxious weed. The Colorado Noxious Weed Act, CRS 35-5.5-101.119, requires its eradication. Hand pulling and digging are the most effective methods used to control this plant.
Myrtle spurge contains a toxic milky sap which can cause severe irritations. This plant is poisonous if ingested. Wearing goves, long sleeves, shoes and eye protection is highly recommended when in contact with myrtle spurge as all parts of the plant are considered poisonous.

Myrtle spurge is commonly found in Denver, Boulder, Golden and the surrounding lands and has become a serious problem in the foothills and mountain ecosystems.

For more information, please contact Kurt Roy, Boulder County Parks and Open Space Weed Specialist. He can be reached at 303-678-6294 or kroy@bouldercounty.org