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.
Volunteer Opportunity: Water Chestnut Pulls in MA and CT
May 25 - September 30
Paddle with a purpose — help us remove the invasive water chestnut from our waterways! Join CRC on weekly water chestnut pulls, Tuesdays through Saturdays, at various rivers, ponds and coves in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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.
Water Chestnut Pull Locations:
South Windsor, CT: Fourth Thursday of every month
Middletown, CT: Every Saturday
Northampton, MA: Every Thursday
South Hadley, MA: Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Turners Falls, MA: Every third Saturday from June-August
Glastonbury, CT: Every Tuesday and Wednesday