2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Early Detection of Loosestrife at Spring Lake EMP
Upper Miss NW&FR - Winona District (32574)
Name and Phone Number
Mary Stefanski 507-494-6229
(Up to 250 words)
Through the use of volunteer, observe newly constructed islands for flowering loosestrife plants. Follow-up on observations with "pulling parties" to remove loosestrife from the islands.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp VA_Scouts VA_SchoolGrp VA_Other
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers monitored the five constructed islands to locate flowering purple loosestrife. This was followed by the local Future Farmers of America group visiting the site, pulling, bagging and removing the loosestrife.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Cochrane-Fountain City (CFC) Future Farmers of America; CFC Cub Scouts; Friends of Upper Mississippi River Refuges; Friends of Rieck's Lake; City of Buffalo City
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 project was excellent at raising the community awareness of the problems associated with loosestrife. It was equally good at involving the community and providing visible results. The biggest impact was created by the CFC-FFA group that included 30 participants removing four-pickup truck loads of bagged loosestrife from the islands.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:
Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.
Total Grant Amount:
Breakdown of Expenditures:
Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Excellent. This project would not have been as successful without the additional funding to use specifically for the removal of loosestrife.
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