Mystic River Group Seeks Canoes for Restoration Work

Water chestnut removal event at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, Somerville (MA). Photo/Mystic River Wastershed Association/David Mussina.
Water chestnut removal event at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, Somerville (MA). Photo/Mystic River Wastershed Association/David Mussina.

The Mystic River [MA] Watershed Association is preparing for a busy summer on the Mystic River removing water chestnut, an invasive plant that is wreaking havoc on the Mystic. The community and corporate hand-pulling events draw upwards of 100 people, and the group needs more boats to accommodate eager volunteers.

If you have a canoe you can lend to the effort from mid-June to mid-August, contact Patrick@MysticRiver.org.

2014 Community Water Chestnut Removal events are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, June 28, 9AM to 1PM – Mystic River Reservation, across from Whole Foods Medford, 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA. View a map here.
  • Saturday, July 12, 9AM to 1PM – Location TBD.
  • Saturday, August 9, 9AM to 1PM – Location TBD.

Please RSVP by filling out this online Volunteer Registration Form.

More information about the Mystic River Water Chestnut Removal Project may be found here.