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Paddlers Needed on Connecticut River After Hartford Mishap



Last August, the city of Hartford released thousands of water chestnut plants into the Connecticut River from its North Meadows floodwater storage pond near Riverside Park. At the time, the plants had ripe seeds ready to fall, so this negligent release of plants resulted in the spread of mature seeds downriver from Hartford to Essex. New plants have emerged at regular intervals, posing a huge challenge to the volunteers trying to manage water chestnut infestations.
 
After many volunteer-hours of paddling, pulling, and disposing of plants, we have cleared many areas of shoreline, but some larger patches remain. Paddlers are needed and most welcome to join any of the work parties listed below. Continue reading

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