Water Chestnut Competition

The District will be offering it’s first water chestnut hand will competition. July 21st and Bay Bridge South (Lake Shore Marshes). Water Chestnut Warrior teams of 4  will compete in 3 different events – a short pull, long pull and a bag fill – to see how quickly and efficiently they can work to remove water chestnuts from the bay! Gift Cards to local restaurants will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams and all participants receive a free t-shirt. Registration is $20.00 for team of 4 ($5.00 per person)- Is your team up for the challenge?


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Water Chestnut Hand Pull

IMG_0537The water chestnut is an invasive plant that can clog waterways, cause fish kills, tangle up boats and lower the value of shoreline property. Each year, to help with the effort to control aquatic invasive species, volunteers help with a water chestnut hand-pull harvest. Helpers turn out on the weekends in July in canoes and kayaks. If you are interesting in helping send an e-mail to outreachswcd@rochester.rr.com

Students: Opportunity will count  for community service  hours

Saturday, July 30
Bay Bridge
9:30 – 11:30

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