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Water Chestnut Paddle and Pull at Goodyear Lake

  • Goodyear Lake Goodyear Lake Portlandville, NY, 13834 United States (map)

Enjoy a pleasant day on Goodyear Lake and help combat invasive species at the same time! Water chestnut (Trapanatans), a highly invasive aquatic plant, once covered multiple acres of Goodyear Lake’s ‘Stump Lot.’ A concerted effort by OCCA, the Goodyear Lake Association and scores of volunteers over the years has reduced the water chestnut population significantly, but pulling is still needed to keep it in check. Bring your own canoe/kayak, or reserve space in one of ours (free, but pre-registration is required).

Meet at the New York State Fishing Access Site in Portlandville, State Route 28, Portlandville. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. This event is part of New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit