Mystic River: How to Heal a Waterway

Mystic River: How to Heal a Waterway

Monday, August 8, 2016

Invasive water chestnut plants are causing significant damage to rivers throughout the northeastern United States.

The non-native aquatic plants negatively impact river life by depleting oxygen levels, choking out other plants, and forming dense mats which block sunlight.

The Mystic River Watershed Association protects and restores the Mystic River in Massachusetts, and recently welcomed a group of FedEx Cares volunteers in Boston to work from canoes and kayaks.

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