PEPPERELL -- Just a reminder that this Sunday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon in Pepperell, volunteers are needed to help scout and pull water chestnuts, an invasive exotic weed, from the Nashua River in Pepperell.

Gathering baskets and maps will be provided. Nashoba Paddler LLC in West Groton, will be providing a limited number of canoes for use at no charge on a "first call, first served" basis (see contact info below to reserve a canoe).

Recommended: Work clothes, shoes and gloves that can get wet (plants have sharp seeds), sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Volunteers may bring their own boat and equipment. PFDs (life vests) are required.

To reserve a canoe, you must call Nashoba Paddler at 978-448-8699 before June 29.

Put-in is located adjacent to the Kemp horse track, 120 River Road (Route 111), Pepperell. Look for sign on the road across the street from the Pepperell Town Forest access.

Advanced sign-up for the event is encouraged; please contact Martha Morgan at the Nashua River Watershed Association, at MarthaM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org or 978-448-0299.

Walk-in registration on the 29th OK. Liability waivers must be signed to participate.

Partners in the project are the Nashua River Watershed Association, Nashoba Paddler, Ducks Unlimited and the Groton Greenway Committee. If you enjoy paddling, boating or fishing on the river, this is a great opportunity to "give back" and help protect our river ecosystem.


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Your help on June 29 will be much appreciated!