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Herbicide spraying on Camino Escenico

by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, February 09, 2019, 10:44 (196 days ago)

Recently the city (I assume) sprayed the roadsides with herbicide on Escenico above La Ropa. Does anyone have information on why this was done? Both sides of the road are now brown and dead. Not only is it ugly but it now displays all the trash that seems to fall from the hands of people walking and driving on the road. Not to mention the toxic effect on the environment and the animals. A couple of overzealous workers even sprayed a few vacant lots.

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Herbicide spraying on Camino Escenico

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, February 09, 2019, 11:18 (196 days ago) @ mexicoman

Recently the city (I assume) sprayed the roadsides with herbicide on Escenico above La Ropa. Does anyone have information on why this was done? Both sides of the road are now brown and dead. Not only is it ugly but it now displays all the trash that seems to fall from the hands of people walking and driving on the road. Not to mention the toxic effect on the environment and the animals. A couple of overzealous workers even sprayed a few vacant lots.

Gee, everyone was complaining about the weeds invading the sidewalks and roadway. Poison is cheaper than paying workers.

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Herbicide spraying on Camino Escenico

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, February 09, 2019, 12:45 (196 days ago) @ mexicoman

Down at our end they weedeatered it, raked and swept everything clean for the second time this year. Fortunately, no spray.

Sidewalks are clear.

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Herbicide spraying on Camino Escenico

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, February 09, 2019, 13:01 (196 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Down at our end they weedeatered it, raked and swept everything clean for the second time this year. Fortunately, no spray.

Sidewalks are clear.

Maybe the 2 lots were the intended targets and whatever they did on the street was just incidental or to use up the excess. Be interesting to know who they belong to. More condos?

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Herbicide spraying on Camino Escenico

by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, February 09, 2019, 13:14 (196 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

They arrived by Taxi. I saw them work both sides of the road for about a half day. I did see a property owner talking to them just before they veered off into a vacant lot. Maybe he made a side deal with them to clear/kill his piece of beautiful foliage.
Unfortunately they haven't returned to clear the trash that their work has exposed everywhere. Apparently a lot of people here just don't see it.