Photo by N. Rybicki
Posted with permission of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
At the virtual Fairfax Master Naturalists Quarterly Chapter Meeting in May, Dr. Nancy Rybicki introduced us to a recently discovered non-native, invasive water chestnut species that is overrunning lakes and ponds in Fairfax County. She is seeking help organizing mechanisms to locate and eradicate this culprit before it becomes widespread.
Fairfax Master Naturalists receive one hour of continuing education credit for reading the presentation if they missed it in person.
As an added bonus, there is a recent article in Chesapeake Bay Magazine about this water chestnut problem.