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The 2013 Water Chestnut removal season was a great success!

Thank you to the 380 amazing volunteers who together removed over 100,000 pounds of water chestnuts and helped to stop the spread of the invasive water chestnuts in the Lakes District of the Charles River.

View a presentation about the 2013 Season.





The 2013 hand pulling season has come to a close and was incredibly successful!

If you are interested in volunteering in 2014, please check this page again in the spring. For immediate assistance or questions please contact Cristina Kennedy.

Volunteers go out on the river in canoes and pull the invasive water chestnut by hand for an extremely rewarding experience. You will have a great time exploring the Charles all while helping the river's natural ecosystem. All volunteers will embark on canoes at the docks of Charles River Canoe and Kayak in Newton.

We welcome corporate, neighborhood, scout groups, and other private parties of 10-30 volunteers during the pulling season.

For further questions about the volunteering experience, please see our FAQ page.






Sponsors of the 2013 season


Updated October 9, 2013