Events

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Sunday, October 2, 9:30am-11:30am Tour Gardens and Meadows in Norwalk, Wilton, and Ridgefield. Then Meet at Nod Hill Brewery at Noon!

Join the Garden and Meadow tours and then meet at Nod Hill for a family-friendly gathering at Nod Hill’s Pollinator Meadow with a Native Seed and Plant Sale from the Hickories Organic Farm!

Ridgefield Self-Guided Tours & Plant Sale
  • 10:00 AM Richardson Park, 729 North Salem Road: Pollinator Garden and Meadow to Explore
  • 11:00 AM The Hickories Organic Farm, 136 Lounsbury Rd: Explore and Shop for Fall Native Plants on the Farm or Order Ahead and Pickup
Wilton Meadow Meet Up
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM Allen’s Meadows, 429 Danbury Road: Guided Meadow Walk, Seed-Sowing Workshop & Vegetable and Native Plant Discussion
Norwalk Gardens Self-Guided Tour
Saturday, October 1 and Wednesday October 12
8:00am – 10:00am at Allen’s Meadows in Wilton
 
Join expert birder and Wilton resident, Joe Bear, for a
leisurely 2 hour walk through the diverse habitats
Allen’s Meadows have to offer. Whether you are an
experienced birder or complete beginner, this walk
is for you!
Rain or shine. Bring your binoculars! 
Registration required. Please register here.
Thursday, October 20 6:30 – 8:00pm, on the Wilton Grange 
25 Cannon Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
 
Say NO to plans for adding a new gas line for our drinking water resevoir in Wilton. Learn more about plans for it to be built right next to the SNEW Reservoir.

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 theperennialgardener@gmail.com.

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 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.