Next we look at the invasion of water chestnuts clogging the Mystic River. This invasive species has overproduced in the past few years, taking up oxygen and space for other vital plants and animals. The Mystic Watershed Association has organized volunteers to extract the invasive plant with the goal of halting its spread. We want to give a special thanks to News Director Jane Regan from Somerville Neighborhood News for bringing us this story. Reporting, Camera, Editing – Shuqing Zhao, Sound – Gracie McKenzie, Director SNN – Jane Regan

Read the complete story at www.somervillemedia.org/fighting-back-against-the-chestnut-invasion/

This segment is part of the Newscast recorded on August 14, 2014.