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July 7
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
(Community Room in basement)

July 18
Water Chestnut   Community Event
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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.

2014: 941 volunteers hand-pulled 6,603 baskets of water chestnuts plus thousands of tons 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 2015 please contact the MyRWA office at 781-316-3438 or email waterchestnut@mysticriver.org.

 

2015 COMMUNITY EVENTS

Join us for some fun at a Saturday community hand-pulling day on July 18 and August 8! All supplies are provided for these family friendly events. Both community events will be held at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse at 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE JULY 18th EVENT

 

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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