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Our Current Grants
Nyanza Grant - ( $1,493,000 )
The Trustees for the Nyanza Superfund settlement have awarded funds to SuAsCo CISMA for three projects:
- The mapping survey and management control of purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Sudbury River and adjacent waterways and wetlands.
- The mapping survey and management control of water chestnut (Trapa natans) in the Sudbury River watershed.
- The restoration of native wild rice (Zizania aquatica) to river reaches in the Great Meadows NWR where invasive species are controlled.
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 - ($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.