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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Assessment and Control of Detected Invasive Species
Region: 2
Station: South Texas Refuge Complex
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Bryan Winton
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
A comprehensive list of invasive plant species were detected, mapped, and treated/removed completely with the aid of volunteers
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Salt Cedar salt cedar
Cane grass
Guinea grass
Castor Bean
Project Status: Completed
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers will assist in herbicide application with equipment and labor provided by the Refuge. State and private partners will work to eradicate target species on their own properties. Irrigation Districts will supply water to flood-up sprayed areas to control nuisance vegetation.
Total Number of Volunteers: 25
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 400
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of the Wildlife Cooridor, Friends of Santa Ana, Friends of Laguna Atascosa NWR, Cooperative Farmers for Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR, volunteers, Winter Texans, school groups, families


Project Results:
Give an overview of the results of the project. Include quantifiable measure of success, such as maps produced, efficacy of control measures, number of sites where invasions were detected early and responded to, number of community contacts, etc. (Up to 250 words).
Up to 2,000 acres of refuge lands were surveyed and treated for invasive, nuisance, exotic, and undesirable vegetation(s). Volunteers of all types assisted with survey work, record-keeping, GIS, and actual herbicide activities.
Number of Acres Treated: 2,000
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 2,000
Number of Acres Restored: 2,000


Budget: Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.

Total Grant Amount:

$ 14,500

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 2,000
Chemical 7,500
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends 2,000
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials 1,000

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This was a super opportunity to engage with the public (volunteers) to assist and identify and address invasive plant problems on the Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR and Laguna Atascosa NWR.


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