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Invasive plants removed from Lake Hiohela

by Ryan Kennedy

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 MercerMe.com or at the Watershed’s website.

Hiohela Lake restoration in Hopewell Township
Panorama of the work in progress
Volunteers out on the water making some progress
Hiohela Pond across from Kooltronics property
10 yard dumpster and Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed canoes for the project

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