Monday, November 16, 2009

River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area partners with Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund Program on two invasive plant projects

The River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area (CMWA) has been awarded two new grants through the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund Program. The CWMA was awarded $1,960 to establish a mobile bank of invasive plant control equipment. The CWMA has a store of equipment available for loan to landowners, organizations, and groups wanting to conduct invasive plant control days. This mobile equipment bank will greatly aid in volunteer efforts.

The CWMA was also awarded $9,800 to install 15 boot brush stations at trailheads in Southern Illinois. These boot brush stations will help educate trail users about invasive plants and allow them to clean their shoes to prevent moving invasive plant seeds. These 15 boot brushes will complement the 26 boot brushes already installed in southern Illinois.

To learn more about these new project or other CWMA efforts, please visit our website at: