Water Chestnut Event Successful

Photo Credit: David Mussina

Photo Credit: David Mussina

On Saturday June 12, nearly 25 volunteers from Friends of the Mystic River, Groundwork Somerville, Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) came together to pull the invasive water chestnut from the Mystic River.

The combined efforts resulted in 250 baskets of water chestnut hauled from the river filling two dump trucks.  Along with the water chestnut, a few unlucky eels were brought up before ultimately being returned to the water unscathed.  Credit goes to many people for the success of the event including the MWRA which assisted with trucks, boats and manpower to support the event. Fred Laskey, Executive Director of the MWRA attended the event ready to work and pledged the commitment of the MWRA to improving the Mystic.


on 2010-07-02 15:42 by MyRWA