Each municipality is required by provincial statutes or municipal by-laws to enforce the control of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds within its respective boundaries. Control of these problem plants is legislated under the Alberta Weed Control Act; as such Beaver County has adopted a Weed Control Policy to remedy weed problems within the County. Beaver County weed inspectors actively seek infestations of Prohibited Noxious and Noxious weeds within Beaver County and are willing to work with and advise residents with any weed problems they may encounter.
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Each year Beaver County sprays approximately one third of its road allowances to control weeds along roadsides. This is done on a rotational basis throughout the County, for a map of where and when the County will be spraying in your area please click here.
Please bear in mind that Beaver County is not responsible for the maintenance of primary and secondary highways which run through the County. To report problems along provincial highways please contact Alberta Transportation.
Do Not Spray Program
Beaver County offers residents the option to control weeds and brush within the road allowance(s) which abut their property. Agreements are renewed on an annual basis, residents have until May 1 to renew or enter into a new “Do Not Spray Agreement” with the County. To view the agreement click here.
Fenceline Spraying Program
This program provides County residents with free spraying from their land into the municipal road allowance for control of Prohibited Noxious and Noxious Weeds, as well as tree and brush regrowth. Upon completion of a Custom Spraying Agreement, Beaver County weed inspectors will enter on to the resident’s property and spray from the fenceline into the County road allowance at no charge to the resident. Completion of these requests are on a first come first served basis and as conditions permit.
For any questions regarding Beaver County's Weed Control Program or to report any weed problems please call or email Mike Bates, Agricultural Fieldman, at (780) 663-3730.
Beaver County will begin its 2017 roadside mowing operations during the third week of June. Mowing operations will begin in Division 5 and progress throughout the County along all graveled and hard surfaced County roads. Please let this serve as a reminder to keep gates and other debris out of County ditches, and approaches as they are difficult for the operators to see. Roadside mowing operations will continue within the County until roadside mowing is no longer warranted or feasible. For more information regarding the roadside mowing program please contact Mike Bates, Agricultural Fieldman at (780) 663-3730. For information regarding mowing along primary and secondary highways within the County please contact Alberta Transportation at 310-0000.