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Wednesdays & Saturdays All Fall (plus Thanksgiving Day), 10AM-Noon. 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. We will meet unless it is raining or snowing until the ground freezes. 

Wednesday, December 4, 7PM. Documentary Film: The Devil We Know is about corporate greed, toxic chemicals, and the failure of our government to safeguard our citizens. Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia took on a powerful corporation after they discovered it had knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical (PTFE aka C8) – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply. 
Democracy for Connecticut and the Connecticut Citizen Action Group with support from Clean Water Action, the Norwalk River Watershed Association, the Wilton Quaker Meeting, Members of the Fairfield County Collaborative and the Wall Street Theater are proud to present this free film screening along with an opening panel discussion with state officials and environmental activists focusing on the ramifications of this issue here in the state of Connecticut. Ticket are free. Drinks and snacks available. Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall Street, Norwalk. 


Tuesday, December 10, 9AM-3:30PM. 15th NOFA Annual Gathering. Our friends and partners on the Pollinator Pathway project, the CT Northeast Organic Farm Association (CT NOFA) is hosting a wonderfully pollinator-centric conference. Join us there to hear about the effects of pesticides on children’s health, from Dr. Sarah Evans of Mt. Sinai; Designing Biodiversity: Local Strategies for Pollinator Habitat Creation and Connectivity from Evan Abrams, MSED of Landscape Interactions. Enjoy lunch and then learn about the 2020 Native Plant Initiative: Introducing Connecticut’s First Living Seed Bank from Dina Brewster and Sefra Alexandra of NOFA, Matt Oricchio of Gilbertie’s and Daryl Newman of Planters Choice Nursery. The day wraps up with Meadow Installations: A Practical Field Guide for Landscapers with Emily May of Xerces Society. Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Ledyard, CT. Register here. Cost is $105.

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.