Noxious Weeds in Right Of Way

Noxious Weeds in Right Of Way (ROW)
Winneshiek County does follow Iowa Code chapter 317 (control noxious weeds on public and private property) and chapter 318 (county duty to remove obstacles in the ROWs) as an obligation to maintain safe, functional and environmentally improved corridors of travel throughout the county and control noxious weeds that are on the state weed list. Noxious weeds are detrimental to the ecological health of our ROWs and can cause personal / economic stress to adjacent ag-lands or municipalities. Undesirable woody vegetation creates hazards to motorists due to visibility or striking concerns in ROWs as even the most competent drivers may have difficulties with obstructions under best road conditions.

Iowa Weed Law
Iowa’s Noxious Weed List