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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Channel Apple Snail Monitoring at Banks Lake and Okefenokee NWR's
Region: 4
Station: Okefenokee NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Sara Aicher
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
The South American exotic Channel Apple Snail has been found in counties in close proximity to the refuge. In an attempt to identify the invasive, refuge volunteers serached for egg masses and adults between March and October. If found larger teams would be formed to collect adult snails and scrap egg masses from supports since other methods of control have not been found to be effective in deterring this species.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Channel Apple Snail Pomacea insularum
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)
Total Number of Volunteers: 16
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 97.1
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Okefenokee Wildlife League and Refuge Volunteers.


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).
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 35 acres
Number of Acres Restored:


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 5,000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $5,000.00 100%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
It was useful to determine if Channel Apple Snails were present on the Refuge.


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