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.
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.
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.