Water Chestnut Volunteers
In 2010, over 50 volunteers with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers came out in one day to Ellicott Creek Park to remove nearshore water chestnut plants inaccessible to mechanical harvesting. Their efforts provided a real 'finished look" to the waterway! Since this area is entirely within a popular county park, both there was both an aesthetic and recreational importance to removing invasive water chestnut.
(Credit: Mike Goehle/USFWS)