Water Chestnut Work Parties Scheduled

On Saturday, June 15, (Rain date Sun. June 16) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, paddlers will return to the Floating Meadows to remove emerging water chestnut plants.  A second work party is scheduled for Sat. July 13 (Rain date Sun. July 14) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The final work party will be on Sunday, July 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Water chestnut plants seriously endanger other aquatic life in our local freshwater marshland. The launch site will be the usual one at 181 Johnson Street in Middletown. For information on possible last minute cancellation, check back on this post or call 860-398-3771.

Paddlers find this is to be a fun, gratifying activity.  Plus, you will meet some of the nicest people you’ll ever encounter.  Bags will be provided and some gloves will be available, but we encourage participants to bring their own rubber dish-washing gloves.