Invasive plants removed from Lake Hiohela

Some of them anyway.  On Saturday July 26, volunteers from the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed met at Hopewell Township’s Lake Hiohela (next to the Rt. 31 Quickcheck, on the Pennytown/Marshall’s Corner property) to try to put a dent in the deluge of invasive water chestnuts that are currently choking the lake.  Crews set out in canoes to harvest the weeds and drag them ashore for disposal.  In all, a 10 cubic yard dumpster was filled over the course of three hours of work.

According to the Watershed, more volunteers will be needed to help complete the job. The next chance to help out will be Tuesday July 29th from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  Stay tuned for information on future clearing events here at or at the Watershed’s website.

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