Volunteer Opportunities

Norwalk River Watershed Association

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Norwalk River Watershed Association needs volunteers to help in many areas. Whether you have the equivalent of one morning a year or one morning a week, the Norwalk River and its watershed can benefit from your time and talents. Please let us know if you can help in these areas or in any others:

Stewardship: River Rangers | River Cleanup Days | Habitat Restoration | Invasive Plants

River Rangers:
volunteers who adopt a section of river to oversee and improve. The volunteers set their own schedule of visits during which they pick up litter, clear brush or debris from culverts and cut back invasive plant species. If they need extra help solving a problem–such as huge or hazardous litter, large trees blocking a culvert, or sedimentation, erosion, or pollution problems—rangers contact NRWA. In the case of extreme special needs, the section may become the focus of an annual workday or cleanup. The opportunity is available to groups such as Scouts, school groups or corporate volunteer groups as well as individuals.

Research: Water Testing (through the River Watch Organization) | Inventory of Vernal Pools, Flora, Fauna | History of the River, Dams, and People

Fundraising: Grant Writing | Special Projects

Open Space: Trail System & Greenway | Mapping

Education: Programs | Land Use | Landscaping | Legislation | River Guides

Organizational: Membership | Computer Entry

Graphic Design: Graphic Design/Photography | Photography and/or Exhibits

Public Relations: Publicity | Speaking (slide script) | Events

Volunteer Opportunity Form PDF