NRWA 2014 Events
Water Quality Workshop. Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15 from 9:30AM-12:00PM
Through hands-on water testing, participants in this three-part workshop will be introduced to the various ways water quality is viewed and evaluated. The program will focus on the correct procedure for sampling water and the proper techniques for measuring various elements of water health. Ultimately, participants will learn how field measurements lead to the understanding and detecting of pollution. This workshop is ideal for teachers who would like to include the topic of aquatic biology in their curriculum. $45 for students ages 14 and up, $90 for Earthplace members, and $100 for non-members. The fee includes handout materials and refreshments. Register here for the Water Quality Workshop. Students call Sara at 203.557.440 ext. 101. Earthplace is located at 10 Woodside Lane, Westport.
Talk at Redding Garden Club, Saturday, March 22 at 4PM.
Dave Havens will speak to the Redding Garden Club at the Mark Twain Library (439 Redding Road) in Redding. He will talk about such things as why it is important to take care of the land within a watershed, what the government’s role is and more.
Amphibian Walk, Sunday, March 30, 1PM.
March is a magical time to search for
frogs and salamanders! Dave Havens
of NRWA will begin with a short
introduction on amphibians and how
to spot them, then lead a woodland
walk to visit vernal ponds coming to
life with salamanders, newts, frogs
and toads. Discover some of the
many species in our area, search for
eggs and tadpoles, and learn about
amphibian development. Meet at the first parking lot on the right, behind the ball field at St. Luke's School, 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan. Tall, waterproof boots are suggested. All ages are
welcome to this free event. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-NRWA-INFO (877-679-2463) for reservations, information, to check for rain dates, or for further directions.
Keep Norwalk Beautiful Cleanup, April 12.
Various cleanups around the city. For more information, contact David Shockley at (203) 854-7810 ext. 46782 or email@example.com.
Wilton Town Cleanup, early April.
More information here soon.
Wilton Go Green, Sunday May 4.
Visit the NRWA table at this community-wide event that celebrates green living and includes live music, healthy food as well as educational and fun family activities. Held at the Town Green and Wilton Library, Wilton. For more info visit the Wilton Go Green website.
The 2014 Connecticut Tree Festival, Saturday May 17, 11AM - 3PM.
This 7th annual festival offers family-style activities such as a rope tree climb for kids and showcases a diverse line-up of environmentally-minded exhibitors (including NRWA). Rain or shine, free admission. Cranbury Park, 300 Grumman Ave, Norwalk. Info at the Norwalk Tree Alliance website.
IN THE NEWS
CT DEP Proposed Stream Flow Regulations
The proposed regulations will establish
new guidelines for activities that alter the flow of
rivers and streams, such as withdrawals of groundwater
and surface water or the operation of dams or other
impoundments. The proposed regulations would establish
four categories, or classes, of rivers and streams,
ranging from Class 1 natural waters to Class 4 urbanized
waters. Due to the balancing of river and stream water
uses with in-stream flow needs, the proposed regulations
would be phased in over a period of time; grant the
regulated community sufficient time to implement flow
releases; and allow for public participation and input
in the many decisions – including the establishment
of the various classes of rivers and streams – that
will be made. See the Press Release at http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?Q=448782&A=3605
Norwalk Sewage Treatment Plant
is Getting an Upgrade
You can read the article
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
COLLECTION DAYS 2014:
April 26 - Weston
Public Works Facility (8:30am - 12:30pm)
78 Old Hyde Road
May 10 - Greenwich
Greenwich High School (8am - 1pm)
25 Hillside Road
June 7 – Darien
Noroton Heights RR Station (9am - 1pm)
South Side Parking lot, Hollow Tree Ridge Road
July 19 – Stamford
Rippowam Middle School (9am - 2pm)
381 High Ridge Road
September 6 - Norwalk
Norwalk High School (8am - 2pm)
23 Calvin Murphy Drive
September 20 - New Canaan
Wastewater Treatment Plant (8am - 2pm)
349 Main Street
October 4 - Westport
Yard Waste Site (9am - 2pm)
180 Bayberry Lane
October 25 - Wilton
Miller/Driscoll School (9am - 3pm)
214 Wolfpit Road
The website of the Town of Greenwich Connecticut provides information on the hazardous waste collection dates for the above Connecticut towns.