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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Pitch Pine Dune Woodland Restoration
Region: 5
Station: Parker River NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Nancy Pau 978-465-5753 x211
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
We seek to restore native pitch pine dune woodlands through removal of exotic Australian pine and planting of pitch pine seedlings and saplings. The exotic pine were planted by Refuge staff after an escaped fire burned the dunes in the 1970s. This project will restore globally rare pitch pine community.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Australian pine Pinus nigra
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii
Project Status: NotStarted
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
    VA_SchoolGrp                    VA_CivicOrg        VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteer helped with removal (pulling of sapling under 6 feet and chainsaw of mature trees) of black pine at three locations, and with planting of saplings (5-6').
Total Number of Volunteers: 43 individuals
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 185
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Partners for this project included volunteers, Minuteman Regional High School, and Salisbury Community Service Program. These are all new partnerships.


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).
We removed exotic black pines from three areas totaling 7 acres and planted pitch pine in two of the sites. Removal of black pine will continue through the fall and winter months in preparation for additional restoration work next year. To date, 150 black pine seedling (up to 6 feet) and 100 mature black pine seedling. The restoration sites are monitored for pitch pine health and invasive species. Any invasive undergrowth (black locust, glossy buckthorn, Morrow's honeysuckle) is treated with 5% garlon. Outreach on the project include involvement of local high school and volunteers. We hosted a public planting day for earth day. Much publicity was generated by advertising and featured articles in the local paper, the Newburyport Daily News.
Number of Acres Treated: 7 ac
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 35
Number of Acres Restored: 6


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 3,500

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 379.00
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 2,000.00
Restoration Materials 1,121.00
TOTAL 3,500

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
this funding was essential in starting this project.


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