Jamestown, NY – “It hasn’t gone away yet, so we’re starting even earlier this year to attack the European Water Chestnut that’s invading our waterways,” said Audubon Nature Center President Ruth Lundin. “We simply must control this infestation to keep it from spreading to other lakes and waterways in the region, including Conewango Creek and Chautauqua Lake.”
Lundin announced that Brandon McElrath is leading the fight that began three summers ago against this invasive species.
A Bemus Point resident, McElrath is a recent graduate of Champlain College with a degree in Environmental Policy. As the pulls start on June 1, volunteers are needed right away, and McElrath is looking for all the help he can get.
Equipment is needed as well, specifically the donation or loan of both kayaks and chest waders.