Maxwell Bay Water Chestnut Hand-Pull Saturday – spread the word!

A Boy Scout Troop helps with a community Water Chestnut hand-pull.

A Boy Scout Troop helps with a community Water Chestnut hand-pull.

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!

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
7312 RT 31 Lyons, NY 14489
315-946-7200