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2008 "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, 410 228 2692 x115
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. Volunteers contribute an average of approximately 400 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 Chinese tallow populations on the Refuge.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Chinese tallow Sapium sebiferum
deeprooted sedge Cyperus entrerianus
water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes
phragmites Phragmites australis
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)
Volunteers participated in many aspects of this years invasive species management program. Mapping and quantative monitoring was done almost entirely through volunteer effort. Qualified volunteers actively managed invasives thorough herbicide application and mowing.
Total Number of Volunteers: 8
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 555
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
The Friends of Anahuac Refuge again proved to be an active and effective organization in supporting invasive species work on the 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).
This grant allowed us to treat 300 acres of invasive plants on the refuge. Additionally, we were able to collect data monitoring the frequency of invasive plants on 1700 acres.
Number of Acres Treated: 300
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 1700
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:

$ $8,000

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 2000 25
Chemical 4,000 50
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends 2000 25
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 8000 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This program continues to be a critical part of managing invasives in the NWR system.


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