Eradication efforts of water chestnuts, 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. If you would like to get your workplace, community organization, church, club or neighborhood involved please contact MyRWA at 781-316-3438.
Volunteers are needed to assist in removal efforts both by boat (in a canoe) and on shore. Community hand-pulling days will be held in July and August, and all supplies are provided. Check back for summer 2013 water chestnut removal events. View photos here.
Thanks to the many helping hands that make this work possible!
MyRWA would like to thank the following for their support of the water chestnut removal efforts:
City of Medford
City of Somerville
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Friends of the Mystic River
Riverside Yacht Club
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
MA Department of Conservation and Recreation