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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Mechanical Control of Invasive Species
Region: 2
Station: South Texas Refuges Complex
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Jena Moon
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Utilize volunteers to operate a Rollogon and other refuge equipment to conduct nuisance plant-spraying operations
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Phragmites Phragmites
Arundo Arundo
Cattails Typha
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp                                 VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers assist with all aspects of plant control operations. Volunteers received required certification to dispense approved chemicals that manage undesirable wetland plant species.
Total Number of Volunteers: 6
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 200
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of the Wildlife Corridor Volunteers (retired individuals) that reside in South Texas between October and April annually; i.e. Winter Texans


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).
75 acres of refuge wetlands were actively managed against nuisance vegetation. Phragmites, Arundo, and Cattails were effectively controlled with the aid of volunteers conducting treatment operations.
Number of Acres Treated: 75
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored: 75


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 14,900.

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 1,000.
Chemical 10,000.
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends 2,900.
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?
Use of volunteers to conduct wetland management activities is very, extremely beneficial to the refuge.


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