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Washtenaw County Road Commission cancels roadside herbicide spraying program

After hearing numerous concerns from local elected officials and the affected communities during the last few weeks, the Washtenaw County Road Commission Board voted July 16 to terminate the herbicide spraying program, effective immediately.

According to the press release, this vote means that WCRC will not spray herbicide along rural county road rights-of-way in Lyndon, Dexter, Webster, Sylvan or Lima townships or any other Washtenaw County township, this year or in the future.

Maintaining the roadside continues to be a priority for WCRC but it will now rely on the other tools of the Roadside Vegetation Control Program as resources allow, including, mechanical brush mowing (boom mowing) and roadside mowing. Click here to learn more about this program.

If, as a homeowner, you have already helped clear the road right-of-way abutting your property of encroaching vegetation, the Road Commission would like to thank you.

“We appreciate your assistance in this important task and hope for your continued partnership in maintaining the roadside,” according to the press release.

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