Past CISMA Grants

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Grant - ($70,000)

Efforts will focus on reducing the presence of invasive plants at sites in Marlborough, Wayland, Sudbury, Concord, and Carlisle while restoring meadow, shrubland, and pine barrens habitats. Participating partners include Sudbury Valley Trustees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New England Wild Flower Society, Walden Woods Project, Carlisle Conservation Commission, and Carlisle Conservation Foundation.

 

River Stewardship Council Grant 2013 - ($5,000)

  • The awarding of small grants was decided at the CISMA Steering Committee meeting on May 14, 2013.
  • The following grants were awarded:

1. SuAsCo CISMA Administration costs and funds for annual meeting:  $350
To support speakers, refreshments and setup costs for the annual meeting.

2.  SWEET/ Town of Sudbury:  $1,150
Continues support of a model volunteer effort to control invasive species in Sudbury and now to include plantings for restoration.

3. Maynard Conservation Commission: 1,250

The Maynard Conservation Commission and a local neighborhood group teamed up to restore a small parcle called Walcott Woods. Over half the funds, $750 will be used to develop a restoration plan. After most invasive species are under reasonable control some planting will be done.

4.  Westford Conservation Trust:  $750
This supports the Mile-a-Minute remova activities at three sites, started last year. To date the efforts have been successful

5.  CISMA Education/ Outreach Subcommittee:  $1500
To continue the speaker series in partnership with the Walden Woods Project.

 

River Stewardship Council Grant - 2012 : ($5,500)

  • The awarding of small grants was decided at the CISMA Steering Committee meeting on May 15.
  • The following grants were awarded:

1.  New England Wild Flower Society:  $1300
This continues the early detection rapid response volunteer training and invasive removal efforts in the watershed, with a focus on four populations of Japanese Stiltgrass.

2.  SWEET/ Town of Sudbury:  $1500
This supports the purchase of CISMA tools and continues the invasive species eradication efforts in Sudbury.

3.  Westford Conservation Trust:  $600
This supports the Mile-a-Minute removal removal activities started last year.

4.  CISMA Control / Early Detection/ Rapid Response Subcommittee:  $750
This supports the Baystate Roads training program, created by Westfield River Invasive Plant Partnership (WISP) and Mass. DOT.  CISMA support is for training in the eastern part of Massachusetts.

5.  CISMA Education/ Outreach Subcommittee:  $750
This supports the start-up of a speaker series.

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Grant - 2011:

      New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS)-($26,000)

 

  • Implement an ED/RR program watershed wide with help of coordinator
  • Recruit volunteers- 150 (5 volunteers from 30 towns within watershed)
  • Train volunteers in plant identification
  • Identify infestations of early detection species
  • Develop control plan and prioritize known infestations
  • Control infestations
  • Implement long term monitoring programs

 

River Stewardship Council Grant - 2011 :

      Education/ Outreach subcommittee -($5,000)

  • Work with Bartlett interactive to design and launch website