NASHUA, N.H. -- Volunteers are needed to help scout and pull water chestnuts, an invasive exotic weed, on Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon, on the Nashua River. This will be an enjoyable paddle and reconnaissance to identify and remove new areas of infestation in back coves and shorelines.

Gathering baskets will be provided. Nashoba Paddler of Groton, Mass., will be providing a limited number of canoes for use at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis (see contact info below to reserve a canoe). Recommended: work clothes, shoes and gloves that can get wet (plants have sharp seeds), sunscreen, bug spray and water. Volunteers can bring their own boat and equipment. PFDs (life vests) are required.

Meet at the boat ramp behind Stellos Stadium on Riverside Drive off Route 111 at 9 a.m. to sign in and launch.

To reserve a canoe you must call Nashoba Paddler at 978-448-8699 before June 14.

Advanced sign-up for the event is encouraged. Contact Kath at: or 978-448-0299 for information and to sign up. Walk-in registration on June 14 OK. Liability waivers must be signed to participate.

The Nashua River Watershed Association, the city of Nashua, and Nashoba Paddler are sponsoring the pull.