Hop in a canoe or kayak and help MyRWA eradicate the invasive water chestnut plants choking the Mystic River Watershed, an event set for Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Water chestnuts are floating-leaved plants form dense, continuous mats over the water that impede boating, fishing and swimming, and they crowd out native plants.
MyRWA, partnering with other environmental organizations and boat clubs including Groundwork Somerville, Friends of the Mystic River, Riverside Yacht Club and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, is hosting events to rip out these invasive plants. Bring your own canoe or register to use one of ours.
Meet across from Whole Foods Medford, 2151 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford.
Register at: http://mysticriver.org/water-chestnut-sign-up-form/
Learn more about water chestnut removal at: http://mysticriver.org/water-chestnut-removal-project
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) works to protect and improve environmental conditions for the more than one half million residents within the 22 community Mystic River Watershed.
The next such event is Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.