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Invasive plant threatening the Charles in Newton

Water chestnuts were almost eradicated in the 1990s, but when the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation funding for aquatic weed control was cut about ten years ago, the weed with the sharp-spiked seeds came back with a vengeance and now covers 50 acres in the Charles River Lakes District in Newton, Weston and Waltham. READ MORE
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