Join us to enjoy rivers at these in-person and virtual gatherings. Engage with CRC’s efforts to restore, protect, and enhance our waterways! Events are added throughout the year and revised as needed.
MEGA Water Chestnut Pull – MA
September 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Paddle with a purpose — help us remove the invasive water chestnut from our waterways!
Water chestnut is a harmful aquatic, invasive species, which is known to take over stretches of water. When left unchecked, water chestnut has the potential to decimate ecosystems and eliminate recreational opportunities.
Fortunately, it is easily identifiable and smaller infestations can be managed with trained volunteers hand-pulling the plant. The key to keeping water chestnut from invading new areas is to remove plants before they have a chance to set seeds.
Join us in South Hadley, MA, on Saturday September 9am to 1pm. Each paddler is required to register and consent to CRC’s liability waiver using the register button.
For this Mega Pull event we want to celebrate all our hardworking volunteers! We will have live music during the pull and provide pizza when the work is done.
Paddlers should bring their own canoe or kayak with paddles and a PFD for each paddler! If you would like to borrow equipment*, please let us know in the registration form. Paddlers should also wear a hat, use sunscreen, and have water with them.