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April 30 & May 7
Earth Day Clean-ups
various locations

May 3
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford
Guest speaker: Herring Alliance

May 9
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street, Malden

May 15
Herring Run & Paddle
32 Shore Dr., Somerville, MA

June 14
Flatbread Pizza Dough Raiser
45 Day St., Somerville, MA

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. Community Water Chestnut Removal Events are scheduled for Saturday June 18th, July 16th and July 30th. All supplies are provided for these family-friendly events. Event registration (required) coming soon! Check out a time-lapse video of volunteers in action.

 

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 Véronique 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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