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