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2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Weed Wash Station and Hunter Education
Region: 6
Station: Charles M. Russell NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Barron Crawford 406-538-8706
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Rent and operate portable weed wash station during hunting season. Provide weed pamphlets to educate hunters about weed issues. Provide car wash coupons at local motels, restraunts, and government offices.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  leafy spurge
spotted knapweed
Canada thistle
Project Status: Completed
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)
Provided public outreach mesages to loacl media, placed signs along highways promoting weed wash, handed out weed brochures and educational material, and greeted hunters.
Total Number of Volunteers: 8
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 640
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Bureau of Land Management, Corps of Engineers, National Resource Conservation Service, Dept. of Natural Resource Conservation, Ranchers Stewardship Alligance, Missouri Conservation Districts, Six County Weed Boards, TNC, American Prairie Foundation


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).
Over 140 vehicles were washed, over 300 hunters were contacted at weed wash stations on site with another 300 contacted in towns through car wash coupons. Educational Materials handed out to all that stopped. Estimated that 200,000 new weed infestations stopped by this action.
Number of Acres Treated: 500,000
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 0
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:

$ 13,620

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 13,380 98
Chemical 0
Biocontrol Agents 0
Travel 0
Volunteer Stipends 0
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 0
Restoration Materials 0
Other 0
TOTAL 13,380 98

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Program worked well, the challenge is still with getting volunteers to commit at times. This process takes a considerable amount of staff time to coordinate and get set up. Thankfully we have a couple of energetci volunteers that really help.


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