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Huge Thank You!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

During NY Invasive Species Awareness Week RTPI hosted a number of events raising awareness about local invasive species and conducted several survey efforts with their Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors. One of the events, Water Chestnut Chasers, resulted in the PWA crew and RTPI staff kayaking the outlet of Chautauqua Lake in search of this pesky plant. Survey efforts came up negative (whew!), but a very positive experience exploring the wild shorelines of the Chadakoin River was had.

As a result of this successful trip, we want to extend a BIG thank you to Conewango Kayak Canoe Rentals who donated the use of their kayaks for this event! We really appreciate it as it enabled us to take a closer look at the aquatic plants growing within the Chadakoin and gave our students a new perspective of the river.