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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Santee Indian Mound Invasives
Region: 4
Station: 42570 Santee NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Kay McCutcheon (803-478-2217)
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Control invasive plants on and around the Santee Indian Mound, Bluff Unit,Santee NWR to prevent futher spreading of invasives , which are penetrating and damaging the mound. Project to include both cut stump chemical treatment and foliage spraying of approved herbicides to control Chinaberry and Wisteria over a period of two years. Utilizing an invasive plant specialist (certified applicators), trees/shrubs will be cut and sprayed with herbicides. Refuge volunteers will monitor and provide progress reports as required
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Chinaberry Melia azedarach
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis
Project Status: InProgress
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)
Refuge volunteers will monitor and provide progress reports as required. Initial project contact Bernie Good is now retired and will serve as a volunteer for technical assistance.
Total Number of Volunteers: one or possibly two as needed
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 32 hrs to date; anticipated total is 96
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).


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).
The contractor (Nature Chem) treated the site utilizing government furnished chemicals on 3 separate days in early Dec 2007. Total acreage treated was reduced from 3 to 1 acre because of extensive time & manual labor required to cut & clear a heavy infestation of woody growth before chemical treatment was applied on cut stems. Ninety-five ounces of Garlon 4 mixed with approximately 4 gallons of oil solution was applied using a backpack sprayer. Refuge volunteer Jim Kerezsi contributed 24 hours and was responsible for placement of cautionary signs to keep the public away during the application process & for photo documentation. Prior to his retirement in January 2008, Bernie Good was responsible for planning, scheduling, implementation, and inspection of treatment sites. Mr. Good volunteered approximately 8 hours after his retirement to coordinate progress reports and scheduling of subsequent chemical re-treatments by the contractor in May/June, 2008 and September, 2008. Results to date have been very good.
Number of Acres Treated: one
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: three
Number of Acres Restored: one


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $2400.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 240.00 10
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract $2160.00 90
Restoration Materials
TOTAL $2400.00 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?


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