Invasive plant found in river near wildlife refuge in Devens
The Boston Globe
By: Jennifer Fenn Lefferts GLOBE CORRESPONDENT
AUGUST 19, 2015
A water chestnut plant.Patches of an invasive aquatic plant have been found in a stretch of the Nashua River that runs through the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge in Devens.
Invasive water chestnut has been previously found along in the river in Pepperell and Nashua, N.H., but this is the first time it has been spotted near the wildlife refuge, according to the Nashua River Watershed Association, which has been working to remove it.
The plant grows quickly and can take over vast areas of slow-moving rivers, lakes and ponds in just a few years.