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September 23, 2018

Water Chestnut Pulls Are ‘Making A Difference’


MINETTO, NY – With thundershowers on Saturday morning, the water chestnut pull  planned for the Battle Island area was postponed until the next day, Sunday the 8th.

Sandy Bonanno and Carl Salvagin hold up several water chestnuts that were pulled.  Alice and Steve Davis are seen in the other canoe, looking for more water chestnuts in the reeds.

Sandy Bonanno and Carl Salvagin hold up several water chestnuts that were pulled. Alice and Steve Davis are seen in the other canoe, looking for more water chestnuts in the reeds.

Eleven volunteers using kayaks and canoes worked the Oswego River, along the west and south sides of Battle Island, the west shore of the mainland and the channel between Factory Island and Battle Island Golf Course.

Using the the canoes as portable depots, each canoe took on several loads of water chestnuts.

A noticeable decrease in the chestnut quantities was observed along the west shore of Battle Island after five years of pulling the chestnuts in that area.

Peter Bock with a full load of water chestnuts in the Factory Island channel.

Peter Bock with a full load of water chestnuts in the Factory Island channel.

Pulling the water chestnuts does make an impact on the spread of chestnuts.

Another water chestnut pull will be planned in the next few weeks to work on additional areas.

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

One Response “Water Chestnut Pulls Are ‘Making A Difference’”

  1. Debbie
    July 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    THANK god for these folks. We need to get rid of a lot of invasive species. Travel has brought to our doorstep (or shores) many, many plants and animals that do not have a natural enemy. THESE people are helping the soon to be endangered plants and animals which are native to our area.

    THANKS again!

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