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September 20, 2018

Battle Continues Against Water Chestnuts


FULTON, NY – They did it again!

Pictured with one of their caches of water chestnuts, are left to right: Patty Harrington, Cat Howard, Dan Kasperek and Naneen Drosse.

Pictured with one of their caches of water chestnuts, are left to right: Patty Harrington, Cat Howard, Dan Kasperek and Naneen Drosse.

The water chestnut pulling by volunteers continued this past Saturday, on the Oswego River at the old Guard Lock #4, near Battle Island.

A Guard Lock is different than a Lift Lock in that its main purpose is to prevent downstream flooding that might break through the canal banks.

The old lock and canal section combined are more than 1,200 feet in length.

Besides the negative environmental impact of the water chestnuts, it would be a shame to have the old canal section choked off, so that the lock with its magnificent hand cut stone work could not be viewed.

Some hand pulling is still needed on the south shore of Battle Island and a couple other areas.

If interested in helping, please contact Dick Drosse at 343-4565.

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