Sunriver and Deschutes County have passed ordinances requiring property owners to take action to eliminate noxious weeds from their land. Sunriver's mandatory Noxious Weed Management Plan creates the guidelines and ordinances for actionable eradication of noxious weeds.
The two main noxious weeds threatening Sunriver are Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) and Dalmatian Toadflax (Linnarea dalmatica). These are not average garden-variety weeds.
These plants can:
- Significantly lower the value and beauty of your property
- Degrade the native ecosystem
- Destroy vital wildlife habitat and forage
- Poison domestic animals and wildlife
Pulling Together to Stop Noxious Weeds
2020 marks the 20th annual Sunriver Owners Association War on Weeds (WOW). The Sunriver community continues the battle against noxious weeds with the help of volunteers during the annual pull week in July and early August. Volunteers are treated to lunch at Mary McCallum Park to celebrate their efforts.
|Join war on weeds|
July 31-August 7, 2020
Call 541-593-1522 to volunteer
Is it a Weed or a Wildflower?
Even after the success of WOW, the fight is far from over. Noxious weed seeds can stay viable in the soil for up to 10 years.
- If you see spotted knapweed or bull thistle (refer to images below), please pull the plants and put them in the garbage before they go to seed.
- If you see Dalmatian toadflax, contact Natural Resources for removal options.