Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HAND HARVESTING OF WATER CHESTNUT

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HAND HARVESTING OF WATER CHESTNUT:  For the past seven years, OCCA and the Goodyear Lake Association have been vigorously battling an invasive plant, the water chestnut, to prevent its spread throughout the northern part of Goodyear Lake. Without this initiative, it has been estimated that the northern portion of the lake (the stump lot) would be completely covered by water chestnut in less than five years. At present, the situation in the stump lot is much improved and the plants are far fewer in number. However, annual maintenance is necessary and the plants have begun to encroach upon the lake proper.

We need volunteers on August 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (possibly also August 24, call ahead); and September 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (possibly also September 15, call ahead). Anyone interested in volunteering should call and leave contact information with Bruce Shultis at Goodyear Lake Association, (607) 432-8698, or with Jeff O’Handley at OCCA, 607-282-4087.

Meet at the Route 28 pull-off in Portlandville, just south of Canoe and Kayak Rental and Sales, at 9 a.m. each day. Gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended; drinking water will be provided.

Those in need of a canoe must register in advance. Lake-area residents who would prefer to boat over to the stump lot are encouraged to do so. Volunteers are always much needed and most welcome – call O’Handley at (607) 282-4087 to learn more.

 

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 to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.
 

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P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815
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