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June 2016

Airport OPEN HOUSE! JULY 16th

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2016 McCall in Bloom Registration is open!

2016 McCall in Bloom Registration FormMIB gnomeShow community pride, enhance our environment,
have fun in the sun, and help beautify McCall!

McCall in Bloom is a fun, friendly local gardening contest to encourage community beautification and involvement. Enter as a “contestant” to vie for the Golden Gnome Award, or enter our non-judged category as a “Partner” and show your support for McCall!

~The Rules ~

  • Entry forms must be submitted with $25 entry fee by July 15, 2016. No entries accepted after this date.
  • Entries are limited to those within the McCall City limits or Area of Impact EXCEPT for the EDIBLES category which is open to McCall area/Donnelly area
  • All entries receive a yard sign, McCall in Bloom custom wildflower mix, and invitation to the awards ceremony and celebration
  • Contestants must agree to allow MIB judges access to view the garden site for judging purposes. Contestants will be contacted prior to judging to arrange time and date
  • “Partners” won’t be judged but will help promote community beautification through participation.
  • Applicants may enter only one category.
  • Judging will be July 26,27,28, 2016 (expect about 20 minute on-site judging)

~Award Categories~

Large Commercial: over 500 sq. ft. or more than 25 pots or planters

Small Commercial: less than 500 sq. ft. or less than 25 pots or planters


Non-Profit: civic groups, churches, schools

“Edibles”: berries, vegies, herbs, fruits

~The Celebration ~

Winners of the McCall in Bloom contest will receive public recognition at the community celebration in August, hosted by the McCall Improvement Committee. All participants in McCall in Bloom are invited to attend the celebration!

For questions or more information, call Carol at 634-3504 or                    

Noxious Weed Awareness

The City of McCall and Valley County are hosting a Noxious Weed Awareness and Control Presentation for the public to be held at the McCall Public Library on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  This will be a good opportunity for people with concerns to increase their awareness and learn of noxious weed control methods and opportunities.  Anyone with any questions, may contact Al Becker 315-3627 or Steven Anderson 315-0368.

Biological Control
Knapweed is an invasive species of weed that originated in Turkey and arrived in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. It has spread across the nation, competing aggressively with pasture grasses it is toxic to grazing animals Ñ and is now present in the South.

Noxious weeds presently in Valley County include: Eurasian Watermilfoil, Orange Hawkweed, Canada Thistle, Dalmatian Toadflax, Diffuse Knapweed, Field Bindweed, Houndstongue, Leafy Spurge, Oxeye Daisy, Poison Hemlock, Puncturevine, Rush Skeletonweed, Scotch Thistle, Spotted Knapweed, Tansy Ragwort, Whitetop and Yellow Toadflax.

Additional noxious weeds within the state are: Yellow Starthistle, Yellow Flag Iris, White Bryony, Saltcedar, Purple Loosestrife, Plumeless thistle, Perennial Pepperweed, Milium, Jointed Goatgrass, Hoary Alyssum, Flowering Rush, Curlyleaf Pondweed, yellow Hawkweed, Vipers Bugloss, Small Bugloss, Scotch Broom, Russian Knapweed, Perennial sowthistle, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Musk Thistle, Mediterranean Sage, Meadow Knapweed, Matgrass, Johnsongrass, Japanese Knotweed, Giant Knotweed, Dyer’s Woad, Common Reed (Phragmites), Common Crupina, Buffalobur, Bohemian Knotweed, Black Henbane, Yellow Floating Heart, Yellow Devil Hawkweed, Water Chestnut, Variable-Leaf-Milfoil, Tall Hawkweed, Syrian Beancaper, Squarrose Knapweed, Policeman’s Helmet, Hydrilla, Giant Salvinia, Giant Hogweed, Feathered Mosquito Fern, Fanwort, Common European frogbit and Brazilian Elodea.

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