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August 4
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Robbins Library, basement conference room, 700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington

August 8
Water Chestnut Community Event, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

August 18
Greening Malden & Everett Charrette, 7PM
Malden Library, program room, Malden
RSVP

Sept 1
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM

Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA - Selectmen's Hearing Room, 2nd floor

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

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

Join us for some fun at a Saturday community hand-pulling day on August 8! All supplies are provided for these family friendly events. Both community events will be held at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse at 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE AUGUST 8th EVENT

 

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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