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April 26
Mystic Community Earth Day events throughout watershed!
MyRWA Earth Day Cleanup with KEEN Footwear, 9AM, Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville 

May 6
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
*Presentation by MyRWA on water chestnut plan for 2014

May 13
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5-11PM
Flatbread Pizza, 45 Day Street, Somerville

May 18
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle, 8AM registration, 9AM 5K start, 11AM paddling races start
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville

May 20
Friends of the Malden River Meeting, 6:30-8PM
Malden Public Library, Maccario Room, 36 Salem St, Malden


Community Water Chestnut Removal, July 2013. Photo by David Mussina.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 Elizabeth at 781-316-3438.

We are currently scheduling Corporate Water Chestnut Events for 2014. Please contact to get involved!


Read more about water chestnuts in the Mystic River Watershed here.


Summer 2014 Community Hand-Pulling Events

Tentatively scheduled for Saturday June 28, July 12 and August 9 from 9AM to 1PM. Registration coming soon!

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:


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



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