Our CISMA Grants

Request for Proposals for this years (2017) RSC Small Grant - $2,500

The grant is to fund one or more invasive species control projects.

Read the full RFP

 

SuAsCo CISMA request for donations

The request is for donations from the CISMA member organizations

Any additional personal donations will be gratefully accepted

Read the full donation request letter

 

RSC Small Grants (2016) - $4,500

The Steering Committee has awarded two projects this year to control of invasive species.

1. $2,250 to The Sudbury Valley Trustees Gowing Swamp project.

2. $2,250 to the Southborough Stewardship Committe to improve their pastureland.

 

RSC Small Grants (2016) - $4,500

The Steering Committee is seeking proposals from CISMA Partner organizations for one or more projects for control of invasive species, that would direcly benefit the rivers by either eradicating/managing applicable priority species or by supporting educational outreach efforts. The request for proposals can be seen here.

 

RSC Small Grants (2015) - $700

The Steering Committee is seeking proposals from CISMA Partner organizations for projects that would directly benefit the rivers by either eradicating/managing applicable priority species or by supporting educational outreach efforts. The request for proposals can be seen here.

 

RSC Early Detection Grants - $900

The Steering Committee is seeking proposals from CISMA Partner organizations for one or more invasive species control projects targeting early detection species. The request for proposals can be seen here.

 

Nyanza Grant - ( $1,493,000 )

The Trustees for the Nyanza Superfund settlement have awarded funds to SuAsCo CISMA for three projects:

  1. The mapping survey and management control of purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Sudbury River and adjacent waterways and wetlands.
  2. The mapping survey and management control of water chestnut (Trapa natans) in the Sudbury River watershed.
  3. The restoration of native wild rice (Zizania aquatica) to river reaches in the Great Meadows NWR where invasive species are controlled.

Mass Audubon's purple loosestrife report

OARS' water chestnut report

Read the Trustees report on the CISMA projects

View ongoing work on the invasive plant surveys

Raising Galerucella beetles for Purple Loosestrife treatment - Video