To help reduce the spread of this aquatic invasive species, a water chestnut hand-pulling event is planned for Saturday, June 23, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. We need two dozen volunteers for this event to be successful. As in past years, please meet at the north end of the lake with your kayak, canoe, rowboat, raft, or any vessel that can navigate very shallow water. Don’t forget heavy gloves and perhaps a rake. Pulled weeds will be transferred to the ECO-Harvester and brought to shore for disposal. This year, a few teams of volunteers may be dispersed to various coves around the lake where water chestnut growth has been identified. Light refreshments will be provided. In the event of pouring rain, the ‘pull’ will take place at the same time on Sunday, June 24. Please come and be part of the solution.

Why don’t we pull the water chestnuts with the ECO-Harvester? Two reasons: (1) Our DEC permit does not allow it, and (2) There is a risk of damage to the harvester drum if we run it in the shallow water where most of the water chestnuts are growing.