OARS Water Chestnut Project

Project Organization: OARS  Project Town(s): Concord, Hudson, Maynard, Stow  Start Date: June 1, 2019

Project Summary:

OARS’ Rapid Response Team is hired from June-August to hand-pull water chestnut along the Assabet and Concord Rivers everywhere that it was found. Volunteers also engaged in hand-pulling on several impoundment sections of the river plus the Sudbury River at Rte 2.   Read more

Habitat Types: River
Control Methods: Manual  Disposal Methods: Composting off site (away from river edge)

Walden Woods Project’s Bear Garden Hill

Project Organization: The Walden Woods Project  Project Town(s): Concord  Start Date: May 1, 2012

Project Summary:

Manual control was done repeatedly on garlic mustard and glossy buckthorn populations. Mowing of the field was followed up by four total days of herbicide application by New England Wildflower. Read more

Habitat Types: Agricultural field, Field/forest edge
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Brush Pile, Incineration, Removal by New England Wildflower

Trustees of Reservations Black Swallowwort Control

Project Organization: The Trustees  Project Town(s): Concord  Start Date: August 13, 2009

Project Summary:

All swallowwort was treated with herbicide Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Stream bank
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual  Disposal Methods: Left on site