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2023 SuAsCo CISMA Small Grant Request for Proposals

The Steering Committee of the SuAsCo CISMA has received $6,700 from the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council (RSC) to fund one or more invasive species control projects. We are seeking proposals from CISMA Partner organizations for projects that would directly benefit the Sudbury, Assabet, and/or Concord rivers by either eradicating/managing applicable priority species or by supporting educational outreach efforts. For more information see the complete Request For Proposals.

See a Sample Proposal that was awarded full funding.

Those thinking of applying for funding are strongly encouraged to attend an information session via Zoom on November 9th at 2pm. Registration is required. 

Email proposals to Jane Maloney ( by 5:00 pm, January 12th, 2024.

Past Small Grant Projects

2023 ($6,000)

  • Concord Land Conservation Trust – Buckthorn and bittersweet herbicide treatment
  • Town of Acton – Purchase native plants to replace invasive plant removal
  • Littleton Conservation Trust- Woody invasive plant mowing as initial site preparation for volunteers
  • Littleton Conservation Commission- Hire a contractor to develop an invasive plant management plan
  • Harvard Conservation Commission- Knotweed management as an initial town wide educational effort

2022 ($6,800)

  • Concord Land Conservation Trust – Invasive and native plant identification workshop
  • Friends of Saxonville – Identifying and removing invasive plant and planting native species along Carol Getchell Trail
  • Marlborough – Bittersweet removal at Ghiloni Park and education materials and signage

2021 ($6,050)

2020 ($4,921)

2019 ($3,500)

  • SWEET – Monarch / pollinator habitat creation and black swallow-wart control
  • Wayland Conservation Department – Invasive removal and site restoration at Cow Common

2018 ($2,500)

  • SWEET – Monarch / pollinator habitat creation and black swallow-wart control
  • Bolton ConCom – annual invasive removal volunteer days at Fyfshire
  • SVT – Invasive removal and management at Gowings Swamp

2017 ($4,500)

  • SVT – Glossy buckthron removal at Gowings Swamp
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee – Bittersweet and buckthorn treatment

2016 ($4,500)

  • SVT – Glossy buckthorn removal at Elliot
  • Stow – Japanese knotweed treatment at Magazu Landing

2015 (No projects funded this year)

2014 ($4,500)

  • Concord Land Trust – phragmites control
  • SVT – Glossy buckthorn removal at Elliot
  • Westford Conservation Trust – Mile-a-minute control
  • SOLF – Invasive vegetation control at Beals Preserve

2013 ($4,900)

  • SWEET – garlic mustard pull and Japanese honeysuckle removal at LSHS
  • Westford Conservation Trust – Mile-a-minute control