By: Donna Macalle-Holly
Lake Hopatcong Water Scouts located and hand pulled 37 water chestnut plants in the Jefferson Canals this past week. The plants contained 123 rosettes!
The Lake Hopatcong Water Scouts is a program designed to find and eradicate invasive water chestnut on Lake Hopatcong. Water chestnut plants, and similar invasive species, can be transported to Lake Hopatcong via boats, trailers, waterfowl, and other means. Unchecked, they have been known to take over and impoverish entire lake ecosystems.
Thank you to the Water Scouts who came out last week and to all of our Water Scouts who monitor the Lake Hopatcong shoreline each year, keeping this important effort going.
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