Morgan Conservation District distributed 107 bags to kids eager to fill them up with 40 lbs of dyer’s woad in exchange for a $10.00 bounty!
This was the first week of the program and we are giving out bags again next week. The 107 bags distributed on May 24th alone will bring in over 2 tons of the noxious weed!
“This is an excellent opportunity for families to work together and learn just how extensive noxious weed infestations are in Morgan County. Dyer’s woad is very easy to identify and it’s among the most troublesome weeds in our area.” says Fred Thurston, Morgan Conservation District Chairman.
Many people who registered have participated in the program in the past and were excited to help control the weed. Most have infestations near their homes and want to help get the weed out of their area.
The cash is a great motivator and incentive. Youth ages 6-18 are invited to fill 40 pound bags with dyer’s woad and receive $10.00 each. When asked why they wanted to participate in the program, kids responses ranged from wanting to work, to spending time with their family, to saving up for a vacation.
Picking up Your Bag and Program Registration:
Morgan County youth must obtain official program bags to participate at 380 North Industrial Road on Tuesday, May 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Each participant is allowed 2 bags. There are a limited number of official program bags so they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, while supplies last.
Collecting your Bounty:
Bring your full 40 pound bag to us and collect your bounty on Tuesday, May 31st and June 7th between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Morgan County Road Shop. Only official program bags will be accepted. The signature of the youth and a responsible adult is required at the time the payment is made.
Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. The program receives support from the 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, J Reverse J Cattle Company, and Morgan County.
To learn more about this program or Morgan County Noxious Weeds contact the Morgan Conservation District at 801-542-8208 or visit our website at www.morganconservationdistrict.org.