Events

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Select Wednesdays & Saturdays All Summer, 10AM-12PM. Help Restore the Gardens at Oyster Shell Park.  Join us along the Pollinator Pathway and the Norwalk River Valley Trail in Norwalk for weeding parties.  Come 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.  Limited tools available. Meet at the playground on North Water Street near the intersection with Anne Street, between the Aquarium and the new mall.  Register here, so we can contact you in case of weather cancelation.

Meeting dates (10AM-12PM):

Wednesday, July 10

Saturday, July 20

Saturday, July 27 (9AM-1PM)

Wednesday, August 14

Saturday, August 31

Norwalk Public Library Gardening Series

Saturday, July 13, 2-3PM. Tour of Fodor Farm Gardens & Pollinator Pathway Plantings. Join NRWA’s Cathy Smith, who is an organizer of the Pollinator Pathway, for a guided tour of the native pollinator-friendly plants in the main garden of Fodor Farm (planted courtesy of Nancy McClelland of Norwalk Pollinator Pathway!) and in other gardens there. She will talk about the benefits of native plants for butterflies and bees (and other pollinators), as well as why we need our pollinators, and why they are in sad decline.  Seeds!! Cathy will also be sharing her seed knowledge with us! Topics will include “self-sowers,” “preparing the ground,” and “saving seeds.” We will visit Sally’s and Maria’s (your friendly Library Assistants) gardens to see what they’ve been up to. If any of you have gardens there, we’ll take a peek! Meet at Fodor Farm, 328 Flax Hill Road, Norwalk. 

The Norwalk library’s Gardening Lecture Series presents Roberta DiBisceglie, a third generation horticulturist who trained at the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture and has managed landscapes for over 20 years. In1998 Roberta founded Columbine, a fine landscape gardening and design company that develops and nurtures relationships between people and their gardens. A consultant for the Norwalk Pollinator Pathway, an active and enthusiastic mentor with the Norwalk Mentor Program as well as a board member of the East Norwalk Neighborhood Association, Roberta believes that the natural world restores and renews the human spirit. Light refreshments will be provided by the Library. To register for this event, please email Sally Nacker at snacker@norwalkpl.org

Saturday, July 20, 9-11AM. Sherwood Island Beach Clean -Up. Volunteers Needed! All are welcome. More information at unngosustainability.org or email ngosustainability@gmail.com.

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.