NRWA Newsletter & Webinar SeriesNorwalk River Watershed Association
Newsletter In the Mainstream
Our Earth, Your Choice Webinar Series
Co-sponsored by NRWA, Norwalk Library, Rowayton Library, Norwak Land Trust, Norwalk Garden Club, Rowayton Gardeners, Norwalk Tree Alliance, and Norwalk Pollinator Pathway
Managing Your Yark for Pollinators in Fall & Winter
with Aaron Anderson of Xerces Society 11/10/22
Watch the Webinar Here
Sarah F. Evans, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and a member of the Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Evans’ research is focused on the impacts of early life environmental exposures on nervous system development and child behavior. She is a trusted voice on the health effects of toxic chemicals and what individuals can do to protect their own health as well as how to advocate for healthier policies in their local communities.
The Hazards of Artificial Turf: Learn the Latest from Leading Experts
Learn more about artificial turf and why a rapidly growing number of scientists, communities, athletes, and others are saying “no” to its ongoing use. Hazards include exposure to toxic forever chemicals (PFAS) – children are uniquely vulnerable to them; injuries and heat stress; high cost with limited life-span; and contamination of our watershed by PFAS chemicals and microplastics. With new artificial turf fields being planned for Allen’s Meadow in Wilton and Broad River Park in Norwalk, understanding what’s at stake is an urgent matter.
NRWA presents two leading experts to lay out the facts and answer viewers questions:
Kyla Bennett, PhD, JD, Director of New England Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and PEER’s Director of Science Policy. Dr. Bennett has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Her familiarity with science, the law, and the inner workings of state and federal governmental agencies gives her unique insight into this issue.
Our Partnership with the Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway, & Ridgefield Conservation Commission
Designing Biodiversity: Meadows & Hedgerows for Pollinators
Webinar Series With Norwalk Library
Click on the title to watch each 1-hour webinar
Norwalk Flood Recovery Seminar: Resources for Those Affected by Recent Flooding
Why Trees Matter: The Value of Protecting and Improving Norwalk’s Tree Canopy with Dr. Andrew Reinnman
Urban Forests and Climate Change: Why City Trees Matter with Danica Doroski
Let’s Grow the Best Food! Organic Vegetable Gardening
May! New England’s Best Birding Month With Chris Bosak
Every Small Space of Meadow Helps the World with DEEP’s Peter Picone
Sound Ecology: Welcoming the Voices of Nature to Your Garden
Virtual Tour of the EcoType Project
Know Your Weeds With Roberta DiBisceglie (this is a recording of the same talk Roberta gave for NRWA on July 9, but it was given earlier at a CT NOFA Conference)
Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden and Yard with Redding’s Victor Demasi.
Attracting Songbirds to Your Garden & Yard With John Root
Invasion of the Invasives With Pollinator Pathway NE co-founder, Jackie Algon
Weeds & Seeds: Building Wild Resilience Through Ungardening
Our Partnership With Weston Pollinator Pathway
For Earth Day 2021 Celebration with the Norwalk Historical Society: “Conservation Norwalk: A Present Day History”
We would like to open a town-wide discussion in Wilton about how we can advocate for protecting and restoring it. Please join us and learn how you can play a role in protecting and conserving this precious stream. This series is presented by NRWA, Wilton Library, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, and Trout Unlimited Mianus Chapter.
Part 2: Bee The Change: Protecting Our Rivers By Joining the Pollinator Pathway with Donna Merrill of Wilton Land Conservation Trust and Louise Washer with Norwalk River Watershed Association.
Part 3: From Spectacle Swamp to Long Island Sound: Growing Up Fishing Comstock Brook with Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey. Sepetember 15, 2020.
Part 4: Comstock Brook Benefits from New Initiatives to Improve Stream Management in Connecticut with Chris Bellucci, CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection. Wednesday, January 13, 6 PM.
Pollinator Pathway Talks
BEE the Change: How to Join the Weston Pollinator Pathway, 6/22/20
o Addressing climate change
o Protecting open space
o Ensuring access to nature
o Creating connected corridors
of wildlife habitat