Volunteers Needed to Scout & Pull Invasive Water Chestnut in Nashua, NH

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Nashua, NH

NRWA is looking for volunteers to help scout for and pull invasive water chestnut in the Nashua River in Nashua, NH.  Volunteers will need to bring their own boat; personal flotation device (PFD) is required, and participants will been to sign liability waivers. Please bring drinking water and an energy snack.  The meet-up location to put in will be provided upon sign-up.  To sign-up, please contact Kath Nelson, NRWA Water Monitoring Coordinator, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Protecting Pepperell's Waterways: Water Quality Issues and How You Can Help

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street in Pepperell, MA

Flowing south out of New Hampshire, the Nissitissit River joins the Nashua River in the heart of Pepperell.  These two rivers, together with their tributaries, provide wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities (paddling and fishing), and natural beauty to the community. What is being done to protect these waterways?  The NRWA invites the public to this free presentation at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell.  Martha Morgan, NRWA Water Programs Director, and Kathryn Nelson, NRWA Water Monitoring Coordinator, will discuss the history of the cleanup of the Nashua River since the 1960’s, and the water quality issues facing Pepperell‘s waterways today. Learn more about the Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study (which includes segments of both the Nashua and Nissitissit  Rivers), NRWA’s monitoring program, habitat connectivity, invasive aquatic plants such as water chestnut and milfoil, and efforts to curtail the spread of invasive plants. And there will be details about how you can get involved as a volunteer. Appropriate for adults and young adults. This presentation is free and open to the public, supported by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes; sign-up online.  For more information, please contact Martha Morgan at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..