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Bird Walks at Vet’s Park in Norwalk



Mon, Nov 13, 9:30AM

Join us along with our partners from the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium for bird walks highlighting shore birds.  Help us use iNaturalist to snap shots of the species we see to create a record of the bird life at the park. These surveys are being conducted as part of a feasibility study for future shoreline habitat restoration in Veteran’s Memorial Park, funded by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Questions? please email

Help Plant Native Marsh Grasses at Woodward Ave Park, Norwalk. Sunday, November 5, 10AM-1PM.  Volunteers needed!  NRWA has slowly been removing invasive Australian phragmites from the edges of the inlet along the park by cutting and smothering it.  Now its time to peel back the tarps and plant native spartina grasses, restoring these wetland edges so they can better support wildlife.  The job is muddy! So wear tall waterproof boots and clothes that can get dirty.  Tools provided but more shovels welcome.  Park along Woodward Avenue or side streets across from the park.  The park is at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Dock Road, Norwalk.  Email us at to let us know if you plan to join, so we can notify you in case of a rain cancelation. 

Wednesdays & Saturdays 9:30-11:30AM. Restoring the Gardens & Riverbank at Oyster Shell Park. Volunteers Needed for safe, outdoor, socially distanced, masked habitat restoration work for birds and pollinators! Join us along the Pollinator Pathway and the Norwalk River Valley Trail in Norwalk to help restore the riverbank and the gardens at Oyster Shell Park. Learn how to identify invasive plants and also the beautiful natives that support our native pollinators. Bring gloves, clippers, and a spade or shovel if possible. Meet at the playground on North Water Street near the intersection with Anne Street, between the Aquarium and the new mall. Make sure to register so we can notify you in case of cancellations. To register email Nancy at

This project is made possible in part by a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Service with funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. EPA.
Volunteers Needed for Meadow Restoration Project at Mckeon Farm in Ridgefield
The Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway is working on a 3-year meadow restoration project at town-owned McKeon Farm. Contact us at to join!

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.