Jamestown, NY – If you love a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary needs you.
Audubon is beginning the summer effort in its second year of continuing to remove the invasive Water Chestnut.
Starting Saturday, June 14, Audubon will be having a series of “Chestnut pulling” days, a huge undertaking that will require scores of volunteers to get these plants pulled before their seeds disperse in August. Otherwise, they will choke out both plant and animal life in waterways throughout the area.
With the help of many volunteer crews using kayaks, canoes, waders and rakes, successful pulls were held during June and July last year. This summer the work will continue toward the goal of 100% elimination.
Volunteers are invited to participate and consider putting together a team that will “adopt” an area of Audubon’s Big Pond to keep it clear of Water Chestnut.