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Water Chestnuts in the Nashua River: Free NRWA program

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What are invasive water chestnuts and why are they a problem in the Nashua River?

If you walk or bike on the Nashua River Rail Trail, perhaps you’ve seen the dense green plant mat floating on the water.

Are these water chestnuts edible? What impact do they have on the river ecosystem?

These questions and more will be answered during the Nashua River Watershed Association’s free public presentation on “Water Chestnuts in the Nashua River,” Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Library, 15 Main St. in Pepperell.

Martha Morgan, NRWA water programs director, and Kathryn Nelson, NRWA water monitoring coordinator, will discuss the plant’s life cycle, impact on wildlife and river recreation and efforts to eradicate it in the Nashua River.

Learn what you can do to prevent its spread and reduce its impact at existing infestation areas, either in the river or in our local ponds.

This program is free and open to the public, made possible by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

For information or to pre-register please contact Martha Morgan at 978-448-0299, or email MarthaM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

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