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 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.

In 2014 we had 841 volunteers hand-pull more than 5,800 baskets of water chestnuts, not to mention thousands of tons removed by the mechanical harvester. This year's Community Water Chestnut Removal Events are complete, but you can view a time-lapse video and event photos here!

 

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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