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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Orientation Required

Water Chestnut Removal on the Mystic River

Water Chestnut is a pervasive invasive plant in freshwater rivers and lakes all over Massachusetts. Preventing its spread can only be done by physically removing these plants wherever and whenever we can. For this project, we are partnering with the Mystic River Watershed Association to tackle the problem head-on! We will be canoeing out onto the river to physically remove water chestnut using hands and tools. Prior canoe experience is not necessary, but be prepared for a wet and muddy day!

Precise location will be provided closer to the event date, but will be in Arlington or Medford. Space is limited due to boat constraints, so please provide a minimum of 48 hours' if you signup but can no longer attend.

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