15. June 2019 · Comments Off on It’s Time to Pull Water Chestnuts Again · Categories: AIS, Events, Water quality

To help reduce the spread of this aquatic invasive species, a water chestnut hand-pulling event is planned for Saturday, June 22, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. We need two dozen volunteers for this event to be successful. Please meet at ONE TREE ISLAND with 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 will be dispersed to various coves around the lake where 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 23. Please come and be part of the solution.

This year, some of the water chestnuts will be pulled with the ECO-Harvester. However, due to the risk of damage to the harvester drum, the harvester cannot run in the very shallow water where many of the water chestnuts are growing.

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