Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin told Framingham Selectmen this week the Town has been aware for “some time of the rapid growth of water chestnut, an invasive species, in the Sudbury River and in the Sudbury Pond area of the river in particular.”
Last Wednesday, about 3 dozen Framingham residents attended a meeting with the Conservation Commission.
Halpin said the residents seem pleased that the Conservation Commission “has voted to initiate a Notice of Intent to put together a multiyear effort to try to control the spread of this invasive plant which deprives the river of critical oxygen needed to support other aquatic life.”
Halpin said Framingham Department of Public Works is working with the Conservation Commission to identify funds to support the effort.
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