Town of Paradise

Town of Paradise Public Works to Begin Annual

Herbicide Application on Public Roads

 February 5, 2018

The Town of Paradise Public Works Department will begin the annual roadside herbicide application starting February 6, 2018. This work is taking place about one month earlier than typical years due to the unseasonably warm and dry weather we are currently experiencing. Performing this work while weeds are still low in growth reduces the fire danger for the upcoming summer while keeping drainage ditches clear to prevent future flooding.

The spraying will consist of critical road shoulders, drainage ditches, as well as spot spraying the poison oak and invasive broom species. A listing of roads to be treated is provided below.

Bille Road

Pearson Road

Buschmann Road

Pentz Road

Clark Road

Sawmill Road

Elliott Road


Foster Road

South Libby Road

Honey Run Road

Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trailway

Neal Road

Valley View Drive

North Libby Road

Wagstaff Road

Nunneley Road

Wayland Road

Oliver Road


If residents would prefer to not have roadway edge sprayed adjacent to their property, please sign up for a “no spray” agreement online at the following website: Residents may also contact the Town Clerk’s office at (530) 872-6291 x102 to arrange for a “no-spray” agreement. We request a contact name, address and phone number for our files and that the resident manually keep the weeds and invasive species cleared. Residents who have already completed a “no-spray” agreement do not need to resubmit each year.

Trained and licensed operators will do all spraying in strict compliance with the Butte County Agricultural Commissioner requirements and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Most treated areas will have a six to eight foot wide band of herbicide applied (from the edge of pavement outward). This treatment reduces the amount of weeds and vegetation alongside the roadway edges and will greatly reduce the chance of carelessly thrown cigarettes causing a wildland fire later this summer.

We do not anticipate any traffic delays. Spraying operations will be performed with a marked Town of Paradise pickup truck and a 300-gallon pull spray tank. If motorists encounter the spraying operations, please stay back a reasonable distance. The operators will pull off the roadway and allow the motorists to pass at the first convenient location.

For further information, contact Marc Mattox,  (530) 872-6291 x125, Monday-Thursday, 8am to 5pm

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