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)

Friends of ARNWR: Assabet Pulling Together

Project Organization: Assabet Pulling Together  Project Town(s): Maynard  Start Date: April 1, 2014

Project Summary:

From Spring to fall each year, volunteers come out each Saturday to work on manual control of invasives. Read more

Habitat Types: Abandoned lot/home site, Field/forest edge, Fields, Roadside edge, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Manual  Disposal Methods: Brush Pile, Incineration, Bagging, Left on site

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Project

Project Organization: FWS  Project Town(s): Maynard  Start Date: April 15, 2012

Project Summary:

Pathfinder II herbicide treatment and manual pulling and cutting were used to control invasive species across the management area over the course of one year with planned follow-up monitoring. Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Floodplain forest, Pitch pine forest, Shrub wetland, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual  Disposal Methods: Incineration, Bagging