Grant: $20,000 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Jun. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this project is to conduct invasive weed control in the Girdwood Weed Management Area in Girdwood, Alaska. There is a critical need to control invasive plants in the Girdwood Weed Management (WMA) Area. Priority species have been identified in vulnerable areas along Glacier Creek adjacent to the Girdwood Airport as well as nearby riparian area trails. The Girdwood WMA will employ Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) crews to manually and mechanically control priority infestations on 20 acres of land and 14 miles of trail within the Glacier Creek watershed. In addition, education and awareness programs such as community weed pulls, articles, workshops, and informational brochures will be implemented. This project will help protect anadromous streams and wildlife habitat.
Project Description: During the current reporting period, project managers hired a crew to remove invasive weeds in affected areas constituting 20 acres along the Glacier Creek watershed. The project is 90% complete, and remaining funds will be used to treat affected areas in summer 2010.
Jobs Summary: The 8 jobs supported by this program were hired through the Southeast Alaska Guidance Association AmeriCorps program. The employees implemented invasive weed control projects in Girdwood, Alaska. The majority of these positions were filled by entry level youth. This program offered job training in conservation work and bridge employment opportunities for unemployed Alaskans. (Total jobs reported: 8)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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