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Friday January 3rd, 4pm-5pm or 5pm-6pm.  3rd Annual Wreaths for Wildlife Fundraiser.  ​Help your feathered and small furry neighbors stay fed and warm during these winter months by giving them a source of food and nesting materials. We will be decorating plain balsam wreaths with natural, safe, animal friendly materials such as dried apple and orange slices, pine cones, birdseed and nesting materials such as straw and Spanish moss at Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Rd, Wilton. Choose either a 4pm or 5 pm time slot.  Register here. 

Saturday, January 25 2:00-3:30. Exploring Our Natural World Lecture Series at Norwalk Library Presents Caring for Connecticut’s Beautiful Waters: Putting Drinking Water First. Please join us for an inspiring and informative talk by Anne Hulick, State Director for Clean Water Action. We will explore where our drinking water comes from, learn the best practices to keep our drinking water supply safe, and discuss emerging issues, such as PFAS, and how they affect our most vital resource. Anne directs Clean Water’s Connecticut team and coordinates the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut to pass health protective policies in Connecticut aimed at reducing exposure to toxic chemicals, promoting clean, renewable energy and protecting our waters. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. For more information or to register for this event please contact Sally Nacker at or 203-899-2780 ext: 15137.

Wednesdays & Saturdays All Fall. 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. 

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.