15. June 2020 · Comments Off on It’s That Time of Year Again – Time to Pull Water Chestnuts · Categories: AIS, Events, Water quality

Volunteers have been hand-pulling water chestnuts at the north end of Kinderhook Lake for years and it has been paying off through a reduction in the weed beds. But we cannot take our foot off the pedal now. To continue to reduce the spread of this aquatic invasive species, this year’s water chestnut hand-pulling event is planned for Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Volunteers are needed.

Please meet at the north end of the lake in your kayak, canoe, rowboat, raft, or any vessel that can navigate very shallow water. Don’t forget heavy gloves and perhaps a rake. A few teams of volunteers may be dispersed to various coves around the lake where new water chestnut growth has been identified. Pulled weeds will be transferred to the ECO-Harvester and brought to shore for disposal. In the event of pouring rain or lightning, the ‘pull’ will take place at the same time on Sunday, June 28. Some light refreshments may be available. Check here or on Facebook for any potential changes. 

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