Another work party to remove water chestnut plants from the Mattabesset River’s Floating Meadows is scheduled for Saturday morning, August 5, at 9 a.m. We have made much progress in removing these invasive aquatic plants through earlier efforts this season, but a couple of patches and some stray or recently emerged plants remain. Canoes and kayakers will gather and launch at the Phil Salafia Canoe and Kayak Launch at 181 Johnson Street in Middletown.
This perhaps final effort for the summer will be led by Alicea Charamut of the Connecticut River Conservancy, formerly known as the Connecticut River Watershed Association. Participants are asked to pre-register with Alicea by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (860) 704-0057.
Gloves and bags will be provided. Participants, as usual, need to provide their own canoes, kayaks, lifejackets, and water.