NRWA programs highlight the importance and
features of the river and its watershed and ways people collectively
and individually can improve the region. Programs are free,
unless specified, but space may be limited; reservations are
suggested. Call the leader listed or NRWA toll free at
877-NRWA-INFO (877-679-2463) for information, directions,
and reservations. Hikers should always wear hiking shoes and
NRWA 2013 Events
Saturday, June 1, 10 AM-12 PM.
Guided Hike Along the Rock Walk at Weir Farm in Wilton to Celebrate
both National Trails Day and Connecticut Trails Day. Join NRWA,
the Weir Farm National Historic Site and the National Park Service for
an NPS-guided hike of moderate difficulty along a loop trail through
land managed by the National Park Service, Ridgefield Conservation
Commission, and State of Connecticut. Leaders will discuss New England
land use history, plant identification, and biological monitoring
currently being carried out on NPS land. The trail passes through
old fields, wetlands, mountain laurel groves, and towering rocky
ledges. Come prepared with sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle.
There is no fee, but registration is required. Registration is
required. Please call (203) 834-1896 ext. 28. Meet at Weir Farm
National Historic Site parking lot, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton (off Rt.
7 and Rt. 102). Park Rangers will direct hikers to an alternate parking
June 1, Saturday, 10 AM.
Trail Day Hike Along the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT). NRVT
Norwalk Implementation Group and Friends of NRVT are sponsoring three
hiking options: “Easy Walk” along completed sections of the trail and
paved walkways from Lockwood Mathews Mansion to Calf Pasture Beach,
passing the Maritime Aquarium (approx 3 miles, 2 hours); an “Easy
Biking” via a route similar to the easy walk; and a “Moderate Level
Hike” of blazed, unimproved trail through urban woodlands along the
Norwalk River from Mathews Park to Deering Pond (approx 3 miles, 2.5
hours). Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring water.
Only heavy rain will cancel the event. Preregistration is not required.
Meet at the kiosk along the trail in Mathews Park, 295 West Ave,
Norwalk. Questions: contact leader Jim Carter at (203) 682-3000 or
David Park at (203) 866-7555.
Sunday, June 2, 2 PM.
Nature Walk To Celebrate National Trails Day. Woodcock Nature Center.
Join NRWA and Woodcock Nature Center for a guided walk and discussion
of the area’s amphibians, aquatic life, wildflowers and invasive
species. Hike leaves from Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Road,
Wilton. Bring cameras, field glasses, boots and questions. To
register or for more info call Woodcock at 203-762-7280 or NRWA at
email@example.com or 877-NRWA-INFO (877-679-2463).
Saturday, June 8, 11AM to 3PM.
National Marina Day. Rex Marina, 144 Water Street, Norwalk. Calling all
boaters, kayakers, and supporters of Long Island Sound. Join NRWA
for a fun-filled day at Rex Marina. There will be safe boating
demonstrations, booths for environmental groups and vendors, a D-Jay
from James Daniel Music, BBQ from Simply Delicious Catering, drinks,
activities for kids and more.
Saturday, August 10, 10 AM -12 PM.
Butterflies! (Rain date: August 11) Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist,
research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum and NRWA Advisory Board
member, has been studying butterflies and moths in an area along the
Norwalk River since 1977. He’ll introduce area butterflies and moths,
discuss their food and habitats and show his remarkable collection.
Meet at 10 Simpaug Turnpike, Redding, a half mile east of Rt. 7. Easy
walk. For reservations, contact DeMasi at 203-448-0106 or
IN THE NEWS
CT DEP Proposed Stream Flow Regulations
The proposed regulations will establish
new guidelines for activities that alter the flow of
rivers and streams, such as withdrawals of groundwater
and surface water or the operation of dams or other
impoundments. The proposed regulations would establish
four categories, or classes, of rivers and streams,
ranging from Class 1 natural waters to Class 4 urbanized
waters. Due to the balancing of river and stream water
uses with in-stream flow needs, the proposed regulations
would be phased in over a period of time; grant the
regulated community sufficient time to implement flow
releases; and allow for public participation and input
in the many decisions – including the establishment
of the various classes of rivers and streams – that
will be made. See the Press Release at http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?Q=448782&A=3605
Norwalk Sewage Treatment Plant
is Getting an Upgrade
You can read the article
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAYS:
June 1 – Darien
Noroton Heights RR Station (9am-1pm)
July 13 – Stamford
Rippowam Middle School (9am-2pm)
Norwalk High School (8am-2pm)
September 21- New Canaan
Wastewater Treatment Plant (8am-2pm)
October 5- Westport
Yard Waste Site (9am-2pm)
October 26- Wilton
Miller/Driscoll School (9am-3pm)