Roadside Management

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide sound and stable roadside management practices for Des Moines County's 3000+ acres of right of way
  • Removal and control of unwanted trees and brush for visual and other safety concerns
  • Use of proper seeding to provide erosion and weed control on new construction areas
  • Provide erosion control practice for other vulnerable sites
  • Control of state listed and other noxious weeds in county right of way
  • Establish and maintain roadside prairies

Weed Commissioner

The Roadside Manager for Des Moines County is also the Weed Commissioner for Des Moines County. Any complaint about noxious weeds on public or private property may be directed to Jeff Chase at 753-8720.