Black's Nook. Summer 2002
Much of the vegetation lying flat on the surface of the pond is water chestnut (Trapa natans), an invasive aquatic plant. During the summers of 2002 and 2003,Roger Freymeyer, a volunteer, removed all of the water chestnuts from Black's Nook by manually pulling them up (the roots of these plants are in the mud on the bottom, at the end of long stems.) He piled them into a basket on his kayak, and at the end of the day's work, took them to a composting facility.