The good news about this plant is that it is easy to identify and can be managed by trained volunteers. Together, we can do something about it!
Be a monitor!
River Sweep Event (2018 Date TBD) | Adopt a Section of the River! Click here to learn more!
Help Remove it!
Hand Pulling Events | Various Dates | Pulling events typically occur from June through August throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Events are part of a multi-organizational collaboration united in the goal of removing this invasive plant. Pulling is easy, interesting and a great reason to get out on the water! To learn more about the events currently scheduled click here!
Please report sightings in the Connecticut River watershed to the following contacts and/or report via the online resources below.
- In Massachussetts:
Cynthia Boettner, Silvio Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge
- In Northern Connecticut (Middletown to Massachussetts):
Alicea Charamut, River Steward at the CRC
firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 704-0057
- In Southern Connecticut (South of Middletown):
Margot Burns, Environmental Planner at Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments email@example.com (860) 581-8554
- In Vermont, make a report here:
- Or on EDDMapS : Simply register as a user (free) and follow prompts to make a report
**These reports will be verified before being added to the map on EDDMapS, so there may be a delay before your sighting is added to the map**
- Outsmart Invasives App: An app sponsored by EDDMapS for more convenient reports