Dune Pond Project

Year: 

2000

Size: 

1 acre

Location: 

Dune pond margin

Funding: 

Coastal Resource Program: $46,000. The County of Santa Barbara: $500 matching funds.  UCSB: $10,000  matching funds

Purpose: 

The main goal of this project was to eradicate Pampas Grass from the Reserve.  One acre of pampas grass was removed from the dune pond margin using a backhoe and disposed off-site. Isolated clumps of pampas grass were sprayed with glyphosate and left on-site to decompose.  Small plants were removed by hand.  Volunteers also removed curly dock and cockle burr by hand.  Other tasks in this grant included installation of 6 interpretive signs and benches.