Jamestown, NY – “With a goal of ZERO new nutlets being produced this year, now is the critical period to keep Water Chestnuts from going to seed!”
That’s how Jamestown Audubon President Ruth Lundin explained her plea for help to get these plants pulled before their seeds disperse. Otherwise, they will choke out both plant and animal life in waterways throughout Chautauqua County and the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania.
“We continue to have excellent pulls,” Lundin said. “Right now the water is lower, so we are using waders, life preservers, and ski poles for balance. Bring what you have, and we will provide the rest.”
Volunteers are asked to attend as many of the pull days as possible and to spread the word for more volunteers. Everyone should wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Scheduled pull dates are: