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Sept 6
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Sept 8
Farewell Event for EK Khalsa, 5-7PM
AC Hotel Boston North, 95 Station Landing, Medford

Sept 12
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street, Malden

Sept 24
Paddle the Mystic, 8:30AM

WATER CHESTNUT REMOVAL PROJECT

Volunteers hand-pull water chestnut from canoes.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. 

Read more about water chestnuts.

 

GET INVOLVED!

Make a difference in your local community at a fun event on the Mystic River! We coordinate volunteers to hand-pull water chestnut from canoes. Three community water chestnut removal events were held this summer - thanks to all who attended!

Check out a time-lapse video of volunteers in action.

View EVENT PHOTOS here.

 

CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY

MyRWA can organize a fun and rewarding employee community service day for you! If you would like to get your workplace, community organization, church, club or neighborhood involved in water chestnut removal please contact Beth at 781-316-3438 or waterchestnut@mysticriver.org.

 

 

 

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

MyRWA would like to thank the following for their support of water chestnut removal efforts in 2016:

 

PAST SUCCESS

2015: 966 volunteers hand-pulled 94,160 lbs. of water chestnuts across 21 events. Event photos. Program news coverage!

2014: We hosted 19 events in which 941 volunteers hand-pulled 6,603 baskets of water chestnuts, clearing 2.3 miles of the Mystic River. Event photos.

 

 

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