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Volunteers needed for Water Chestnut pull
Volunteers needed for Water Chestnut pull

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Audobon Center and Sanctuary is looking for volunteers for their second “Chestnut pull” to remove invasive Water Chestnuts from the Conewango watershed.

If you are interested in helping, the group will start their effort on Saturday, June 14. Dozens of people are needed to help remove the plants before their seeds disperse in August.

Water Chestnuts are known to choke out plant and animal life in waterways.

Volunteers will use kayaks, water waders and rakes to gather the plants. If you have a kayak or canoe that can be used please mention it when you sign up.

Reservations are needed to have enough tools and food. Those interested are asked to call Audubon at (716) 569-2345 or e-mail provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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