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2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Pitch Pine Dune Woodland Restoration at Parker River NWR
Region: 5
Station: 53550
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Nancy Pau 978-465-5753
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
The goal of this project is to restore globally rare pitch pine community by removing non-native black pines. The black pines were planted as for dune stabilization after an escaped fire burned through the Pitch Pine Dune Woodland. We plan to remove the black pines and plant pitch pine saplings in there place. We have begun efforts to restore 10 acres, but plan to ultimately restore 50 acres of this rare habitat.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Black Pine Pinus nigra
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
    VA_SchoolGrp                            VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers are needed to cut and remove black pines from the resoration site, to plant the pitch pine saplings, and to nurture the saplings until they are established.
Total Number of Volunteers: 20 to date, 25 more expected
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 60 to date, 130 more expected
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
We have worked with the Salisbury Community Service Program to prepare the site for pitch pine planting. We will partner with refuge volunteers and student groups to plant and care for the pitch pine saplings.


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: 5 ac.
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 19.5 ac.
Number of Acres Restored: 0


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $5,000

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract $5,000 100%
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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