Paddle with a Purpose: Lake Towhee Water Chestnut Removal

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Bucks County Conservation District

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Paddle with a Purpose 2014 photo
Volunteers pose for a photo while removing water chestnut from the lake.

The Bucks County Conservation District and Keep Bucks Beautiful in collaboration with Delaware Canal State Park and Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation will host the 11th annual series of volunteer pulling parties at Lake Towhee to control the invasive aquatic plant water chestnut (Trapa natans). Please register at by July 9th so we have enough food for all volunteers!

Water chestnut's aggressive spread is threatens the health of the Tohickon Creek watershed, specifically Lake Towhee and Lake Nockamixon. Hand pulling is a minimally obtrusive means of controlling the plant on small waterbodies like Lake Towhee. We need your help to control this plant and preserve our lakes!

Volunteers will meet BCCD staff at the Lake Towhee boat launch accessible from the Old Bethlehem Road park entrance. Please bring the following:

  • canoe, kayak or electric motor boat
  • life jacket
  • thick-soled shoes that can get wet
  • sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)

Lunch, gloves, and heavy duty trash bags will be available for all volunteers. Please come prepared to get wet and muddy while having fun and making a difference for the environment.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 - Thu Jul 18, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM  


800 Old Bethlehem Road(Lake Towhee County Park)Quakertown, PA 18951



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Water Recreation
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • anything is a big help!
  • Comfort in canoe or kayak (please BYO). Parents must accompany anyone under 18.

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