NEWS RELEASE: Sherman County SWCD Awarded $25,000 for noxious weed control in Lower Grass Valley Canyon
Salem – The Oregon State Weed Board (OSWB) awarded $25,000 to the Sherman County SWCD for the Lower Grass Valley Weed Control project at their February 20-21, 2020 board meeting.
The award was one of 58 grants totaling $1,635,486 for the ODA Weed Grants ($1,416,509 for ODA Noxious Weed Grants, $218,977 for ODA County Noxious Weed Grants) recommended for approval in Cycle 33-2020 provided to local organizations statewide to support fish and wildlife habitat and water quality projects. The grants represent great projects that will be taking place in all areas around the state.
The Lower Grass Valley Weed Control Project will treat noxious weeds on rangeland, scablands, and riparian areas through biocontrol and herbicide use. It is expected to begin April 2020 and be completed by September 2020. This is a continuation of the weed control progress made last year in Lower Grass Valley Canyon.
Funding for grants comes from partnership with OWEB- Oregon Lottery funds. Since 1999, the Oregon Lottery has provided over $500 million to OWEB’s grant program that helps restore, maintain and enhance Oregon’s watersheds. Combined, the Lottery has earned over $9 billion for watershed enhancements, public education, state parks and economic development. For more information about the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.
For additional information about this project contact Emily Freilich at email@example.com. For additional information about ODA Noxious Weed Grant Programs, contact Tristen Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org.