Chestnut Harvesting - Summer 2000
In August 2000 the contractor hired by the Conservation Commission cleared one-half of the Res for the first year of a multi-year water chestnut removal program.
From the Conservation Commission: We received many questions at Town Day about why
the Weed Harvesting
covered only half of the Res. As everyone knows, half of the Res is in Arlington and half in Lexington. The Arlington Con Com had been speaking
with Gerry Smith about his Aquatic Technologies company harvesting the water chestnuts in the Res. We were under the impression that
he would not be able to fit us in this year. Then, in August, he called to say that he could fit us a few weeks later, and we were able to squeeze the
permitting in at the last minute to allow him to do the job when he could.