June 28th is the first water chestnut hand-pull of the season. Join us at 9:00 A.M. at the east entrance of Beechwood Park and Maxwell Creek. Bring your kayak or canoe. The Water Chestnut is an aquatic invasive that has the potential to reproduce rapidly and cause significant ecological and recreational effects. They form a dense, canopy cover mat that excludes more beneficial plant species, increases water temperatures, lowers dissolved oxygen that fish and aquatic insects use, and restricts water flow causing sediment deposition. A recommended control method for water chestnuts is to hand-pull them. This is very easily done by simply grabbing the water chestnut stem and pulling its root mass out of the sediment or snapping the stem completely. Click here for a complete list of other hand-pulling events.
We hope to see you on Saturday!