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Sept 10
Water Trouble Forum, 7PM
Winn Brook School, 97 Waterhouse Rd, Belmont

Sept 12
Mare Liberum journey down the Mystic, 11AM

Sept 14
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30PM
Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal St, Malden

Sept 15
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5PM-11PM
45 Day St, Somerville, MA

Sept 19
Canoe Tour (free!), 9AM
Mystic Wellington Yacht Club, Medford
Event at capacity

Sept 22
Canoemobile
Blessing of the Bay, Somerville

Oct 6
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington - Selectmen's Hearing Room, 2nd floor

Oct 19
MyRWA Annual Meeting, 7PM
Keynote Speaker Congressman Capuano

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

Community hand-pulling days are complete for 2015. Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope to see you again next summer!

 

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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