International Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16, 10AM to 1PM. Oyster Shell Park Riverbank Cleanup. Volunteers needed to help clean up Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk! We will weigh the collected, bagged trash, categorize it and report it the Ocean Conservancy to help them track and eliminate ocean debris as part of International Coastal Cleanup 2017. International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the largest volunteer effort of its kind. Every September for more than 30 years, ICC has motivated over 11.5 million people from around the world to pick up over 210 million pounds of trash from nearly 390,000 miles of shoreline, according to Save the Sound. The Norwalk River watershed community is part of that statistic, having participated in the ICC for 7 years. This year Terracycle will pick up and recycle all of the hard plastic trash for use by Proctor & Gamble and other companies in packaging.
Meet at Heritage Park by Ann and North Water Streets in Norwalk. Lunch provided by The Sheffield Sono Apartments in the clubhouse at 55 Water Street. The cleanup is co-sponsored by NRWA, Woodcock Nature Center, Norwalk Land Trust, Harbor Watch, Grace Farms, Keep Norwalk Beautiful and The Sheffield Sono. Waterproof footwear advised. Families welcome. Rain date: Sunday Sept. 17. For more information and to register, contact NRWA at 877-NRWA-INFO or email@example.com.
Water Challenges in the 21st Century. Sunday, September 17, 2:30-4:30PM. Screening of excerpts from the award-winning documentary Flow: For the Love of Water followed by a panel discussion at the Wilton Library. Sponsored by Wilton Go Green and the Wilton Library in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Register.