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Aug 5
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
Guest speaker: MyRWA's Patrick Herron on green infrastructure in the Mystic River Watershed, 7-8pm

Aug 9
Water Chestnut Removal Event, 9AM-1PM
Auburn St., Medford - across from Whole Foods Market Medford
*Registration required

Sept 6
Citizen Scientist Training Workshop, 9-11AM
Registration required!

Sept 9
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM
location to be deteremined

WATER CHESTNUT REMOVAL PROJECT

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

GET INVOLVED!
2014 COMMUNITY WATER CHESTNUT REMOVAL EVENTS

Come lend a hand to remove water chestnuts! All supplies are provided at these family-friendly and fun events. Community events are scheduled for:

1. Saturday, June 28, Medford - view a time-lapse video here!

2. Saturday July 12, Somerville - view event photos here!

3. Saturday, July 19, 9AM to 1PM - Riverside Yacht Club, Medford

4. Wednesday, July 23, 4PM to 7:30PM - Riverside Yacht Club, Medford

5. Saturday August 9th, 9AM to 1PM
Auburn St., Medford - look to the green space across from the Whole Foods Market in Medford (2151 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA)

Registration is required  - please fill out this short form here.

 

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 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 here.

 

PHOTO LIBRARY

View 2014 community and corporate water chestnut removal event photos here!

 

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:

 

 

 

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