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Event Series Event Series: Water Chestnut Wednesdays

Water Chestnut Wednesdays

June 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

A lake with lily pads and trees in the background.

Note: Due to Air Quality Health Advisory the June 7 session has been canceled.

Join the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for Water Chestnut Wednesdays as we work together to maintain the health of Hester and Piero’s Mill Pond. Water chestnuts are an invasive aquatic species that, if left unchecked, can disrupt the local ecosystem.

Throughout the summer, we’ll meet every Wednesday from 9 am – 12 pm at the Van Cortlandt Park Golf Clubhouse. From there, we’ll head out to the pond with waders and gloves, getting in the water to tackle this invasive plant’s spread.

No previous experience is required, and we will provide all necessary equipment. Bring your adventurous spirit, plenty of water, a hat, and an extra pair of socks. Make sure to RSVP as spaces are limited – we are taking the first 30 respondents for each Wednesday.

This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet (literally!) in conservation work, learn more about your local ecosystem, and make a positive impact on your park. We look forward to seeing you there!


Dates: Most Wednesdays in June and July except on June 21st. Instead of Water Chestnut removal, we will be hosting a Public Volunteer Trash Cleanup day on July 5th.


June 14, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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