Date(s) - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Audubon Center & Sanctuary
The first summer Water Chestnut Pull will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown. Volunteers are invited to participate and consider putting together a team that will “adopt” an area of Audubon’s Big Pond to keep it clear of water chestnut.
With the help of many volunteer crews using kayaks, canoes, waders and rakes, successful pulls were held during June and July last year. This summer the work will continue toward the goal of 100% elimination.
Audubon is hoping service clubs, church groups, youth groups, and families choose days when they can join the many individuals who participate as a part of their community support. Pulls will be scheduled to occur one to two times per week through June and July, including major pulls on weekends those months.
The first pull on Saturday, June 14 will begin with an orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut and will end with refreshments where everyone will report back with their results. Workers should wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes, boots or waders.
Individuals who can bring kayaks, canoes or chest waders should mention this when signing up.
Reservations are needed to have enough tools and food. Those interested are asked to call Audubon at (716) 569-2345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
The second water chestnut pulling day will be held from 8 a.m.-12 noon, starting with an orientation, on Saturday, June 21 at the Audubon site on Riverside Road in Jamestown. Pulling will take place at this location and at ponds in Akeley, Pennsylvania.