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CANCELED- City of Water Day: Water Chestnut Removal

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

People in a rowboat removing a plant from the surface of a pond.

Due to the forecast of thunderstorms tomorrow morning. VCPA is canceling our City of Water Day: Water Chestnut Removal event. 

Stay safe and we hope to see you at a future event in Van Cortlandt Park.

City of Water Day is a region-wide day of free, family-friendly events on or near the water! City of Water Day features stewardship organizations that are raising awareness about the risk we all face from sea level rise and climate change, and explores ways we can build the adaptive capacity of our ecosystems and communities.

This special event will focus on removing invasive water chestnuts from the pond, a crucial effort in maintaining the health of our local water systems. By participating, you will directly contribute to the restoration of the park’s ecosystem and support initiatives like the daylighting of Tibbetts Brook.

🛠 Activities Include:

  • Removing invasive water chestnuts from the lake.
  • Learning about the importance of water health and local conservation efforts.

🌿 Why It’s Important: Water chestnuts are an invasive species that clog waterways, outcompete native plants, and disrupt aquatic ecosystems. By removing them, we improve water quality, enhance habitat for native species, and support broader conservation efforts such as the daylighting of Tibbetts Brook. This initiative aims to restore natural water flow, reduce flooding, and improve water quality in the Bronx.

🎒 What to Bring:

  • Plenty of water and a snack.
  • A hat and sunscreen.
  • An extra pair of socks.

🔧 We Provide:

  • Waders and gloves.
  • Necessary equipment.
  • Guidance and support.

🤝 Get Involved: No previous experience is required. Just bring your enthusiasm for environmental conservation and be ready to make a difference!



July 13
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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