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Feb 6
Winter Bird Walk, 10am - noon

Feb 8
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM
Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street, Malden

March 1
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

April 30
Earth Day events

May 15
Herring Run & Paddle
32 Shore Dr., Somerville, MA

WATER CHESTNUT REMOVAL PROJECT

Photo by David Mussina. 8/4/12 water chestnut removal event at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, Somerville, MA.

 

Eradication efforts of water chestnut, an invasive plant clogging the Mystic River and elsewhere in the watershed, have been ongoing since 2010. MyRWA is aggressively combating water chestnuts by partnering with municipalities, local environmental organizations, boat clubs, corporations and community members to hand-pull the plant and obtain funding for a mechanical harvester.

2015: 966 volunteers hand-pulled 4,280 baskets of water chestnuts! View event photos.

2014: 941 volunteers hand-pulled 6,603 baskets of water chestnuts plus 1,600 wet‐weight tons of plant material were removed by the mechanical harvester. View a time-lapse video and event photos here! Watch the Somerville Neighborhood News video.

 

CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY

If you would like to get your workplace, community organization, church, club or neighborhood involved in water chestnut removal in 2016 please contact the MyRWA office at 781-316-3438 or email waterchestnut@mysticriver.org.

 

WHAT IS A WATER CHESTNUT?

Why is water chestnut a problem and how did it get here? Find out more about water chestnuts in the Mystic River Watershed.

 

PHOTO LIBRARY

2015 Community and Corporate Water Chestnut removal event photos.

2014 Community and Corporate Water Chestnut removal event photos.

 

THANKS TO THE MANY HELPING HANDS THAT MAKE THIS WORK POSSIBLE!

Community Water Chestnut Removal, July 2013. Photo by David Mussina.MyRWA would like to thank the following for their support of the water chestnut removal efforts in 2015:

 

 

 

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