Events

Norwalk River Watershed Association

Saturday, October 21. 1PM-5PM. Visit the Pollinator Pathway Table at the Wilton Library Innovation Day. Learn about how you can join the pathway and help create a corridor of connected pollinator habitat in Wilton. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. More information.

Tuesday, October 24, 9AM-12PM. Wilton Pocket Park Riverbank Restoration. Volunteer gardeners needed! This is the third workday organized by the Wilton Garden Club and Wilton Pollinator Pathway to remove invasives and plant native plants along the Norwalk River at the Pocket Park across from the Stop & Shop shopping center on River Road in Wilton. Come learn from Master Gardeners which plants are invasive and which are natives that help nurture local birds, bees and butterflies. Bring a water bottle, gloves, clippers, and/or shovels. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect from ticks and poison ivy. Please rsvp to Jackie at rennipsj@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 4, 1-2:30PM. Mason Bee Hotel Making Workshop. Mason bees are solitary bees that are responsible for about 30% of crop and flower pollination. These insects do not sting and live in our environment in small holes in dead logs or similar habitat. Each bee visits more than 1000 blooms a day working hard to provide food for its offspring. We’ll be creating wooden ‘hotels’ for mason bees to attract them to our gardens and to increase the number of pollinators in the area. The workshop will accommodate 12 families or individuals and the cost is $15 per kit (one kit per family).  Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Road, Wilton. Limited space remaining. Register here.

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 bring water.