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Saturday, September 11, 9AM-12PM. International Coastal Cleanup Day in Norwalk! At Norwalk River Rowing Docks, 1 Moody’s Lane, Norwalk. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the riverbank.  We will weigh the collected trash, categorize it, and report it to the Ocean Conservancy to help them eliminate ocean debris as part of International Coastal Cleanup 2021.  Waterproof footwear, long pants, masks, gloves, and water bottle advised. Masks will be required on the boat launches and in the bathrooms. There is plenty of room for social distancing. For more information contact Norwalk River Watershed Association at 877-NRWA-INFO or info@norwalkriver.org. Raindate: Sunday, September 12th.

Sponsored by Norwalk River Rowing with support from Skip the Plastic Norwalk, Norwalk River Watershed Association, the Maritime Aquarium, Keep Norwalk Beautiful, Surfrider, Cleaner CT Coalition, and Harbor Watch at Earthplace.  Thanks to Save the Sound for organizing the ICC in CT.

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Thursday, September 23, 7-8PM. How Clean Is Your Water? REGISTER HERE. Hey Weston! Let’s Get Waterwise. Join Norwalk River Watershed Association President Louise Washer and learn how to improve water quality at home, in our rivers, and in the Long Island Sound. Free In-Person Event at Lachat Town Farm, Weston. Sponsored by NRWA, Sustainable Weston, Pollinator Pathway, The Town of Weston, Lachat Town Farm and the Weston Garden Club.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 9-11AM. 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 theperennialgardener@gmail.com.

This project is made possible in part by a grant to The Nature Conservancy’s Community Resilience Building Program.
Volunteers Needed for Masked, Socially Distanced, Outdoor Project
The Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway is working on a 3-year meadow restoration project at town-owned McKeon Farm. Contact us at info@pollinator-pathway.org 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.