Boston Post August Young Member Event - Canoe for Cleanup
Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:30 PM
One time event
Join the Boston Post Young Members and the LSPA Emerging Professionals for the Annual "Canoeing for Cleanup with the Charles River Watershed Association (CWRA)"
"Canoeing for Cleanup" involves removing invasive water chestnuts species from the Charles River. The Charles River Lakes District, located in Newton and Waltham, is under threat from a non-native plant: the water chestnut. In response, CRWA involves volunteers to remove the water chestnut plant species and help restore the ecosystems disrupted by water chestnut growth. Water chestnuts grow in abundance, partly because of excess levels of phosphorus, which is present in the water mainly as a result of stormwater runoff, bank erosion, and wastewater discharges. This nutrient acts as a fertilizer for water chestnut growth. When the weeds die, they can further increase the levels of nutrients present in the water, and they also hinder the photosynthesis process and lead to an explosion of bacteria. Bacteria use oxygen to decompose dead water chestnut plants, leading to hypoxia and anoxia, killing off fish, mullosks, and other species existing in the ecosystem.
Tuesday, August 1, 2019
5:00 PM -7:30 PM
WHERE: Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe and Kayak (2401 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466)
Please contact Mykel Mendes or Anne MacMillan for more information or to Register.
To be refunded, cancellations must be requested three days in advance of the event. If you cannot attend the event, you may send an alternate to use your registration.