Colorado

Apr 20, 2010 11:48 AM by Associated Press

Colorado residents protest spraying dandelions

Residents of a south-Boulder neighborhood say they'll lie down in front of chemical sprayers to prevent the use of an herbicide to kill dandelions.

The protest is planned Friday at the Shanahan Ridge 7 condos. Condo owner Roz Lynn Dorf says there are organic ways to get rid of the dandelions. The 61-year-old Dorf says about half the 160 residents have signed a petition asking the management company to not use chemical herbicides on the property because of concerns about the effects.

The condo association's board of directors says in a written statement that it went with a conventional treatment after alternative treatments proved too costly. The board says it will keep looking for chemical-free alternatives.

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