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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Invasive exotic pest plant monitoring and treatment on Anahuac NWR
Region: 2
Station: Anahuac NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Matt Whitbeck, 409 252-4311 ex28
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge has a long history of successfully partnering with volunteers to address invasive plant species threats. Over the last three years volunteers contributed an average of 395.5 hours annually to invasive plant management on the Refuge. We want to continue as well as expand the capacity of this program to address invasive plant issues. This grant will provide funds to support volunteer efforts to treat an additional 250 acres of Chinese tallow, deeprooted sedge, cattail, water hyacinth, and Phragmites on the Anahuac NWR. Additionally, we will be able to continue our quantitative invasive plant monitoring program and expand it to include mapping with the purchase of Trimble GPS technology.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Chinese tallow Sapium sebiferum
deeprooted sedge Cyperus entrerianus
cattail Typha spp.
water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes
Phragmites Phragmites australis
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)
Control and monitoring will be done primarily by volunteers through the Friends of Anahuac Refuge and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. This grant will provide funds to purchase herbicides, PPE, GPS technology, and other support for volunteers working to control invasive plants on the Refuge.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Control and monitoring will be done primarily by volunteers through the Friends of Anahuac Refuge and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.


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:
Number of Acres Restored:


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $10,400

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
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?


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