NRWA 2014 Upcoming Events
Saturday, September 13, 10AM to 4PM Sunday, Sept. 14, 11AM to 4PM. Live Green Connecticut.
Visit the NRWA table and learn to ‘Live Green’ at this two-day family festival for all ages, at Taylor Farm Park located at 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk. Enjoy delicious food, live music, eco-friendly shopping, environ-mental speakers and exhibits! More info at livegreenct.com.
Saturday, September 20, 9:30AM to 3PM. Oyster Shell Park Shoreline Cleanup.
Come help clean up Oyster Shell Park! Afterwards we will weigh the collected, bagged trash, categorize it and report it the Ocean Conservancy to help them track and eliminate ocean debris as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers meet at Heritage Park by Ann and North Water Streets in Norwalk. Waterproof footwear advised. Families welcome. Rain date: Sunday September 21. The residents of Jefferson at 55/77 Water have kindly offered pizza and sandwiches in their clubhouse, restroom access and limited parking at 55 Water Street for all volunteers. Co-sponsored by NRWA, Norwalk Land Trust, HarborWatch at Earthplace and Jefferson at 55/77 Water. For more info, call 877-NRWA-INFO.
Sunday September 21. 350.org People’s Climate March in New York City.
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging govern-ments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramat-ically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we'll take a stand to bend the course of history. We'll take to the streets to demand change. Wilton Go Green is organizing a group to travel together by Metro North. More info at wiltongogreen.org and peoplesclimate.org/march.
Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, Sept. 28, 11AM to 5PM. Audubon Greenwich’s HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar.
Come celebrate the annual hawk migration over Audubon Greenwich’s “Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch.” There will be live birds of prey shows, games and activities for all ages, eco-friendly business exhibits, great food and music. Rain or shine. More info at greenwich.audubon.org.
Tuesday, October 7, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Invasive Plants 2014: Where Are We Now?
This symposium will be presented by the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working group (CIPWG).
People with all levels of interest and experience are invited to attend. Held at the UConn Student Union in Storrs, CT. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Sarah Reichard, Professor and Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. Attendees are advised to register early. The fee is $45 – EARLY postmarked or online by September 8; $55 – REGULAR postmarked or online after September 8; $25 – STUDENT (must bring current ID). More info at cipwg.uconn.edu/2014-symposium; or contact Donna Ellis at (860) 486-6448; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 24, 5:00 PM. Howl Prowl at Woodcock Nature Center, Featuring NRWA’s Owl Table.
Environmental science teacher, Dave Havens, will discuss local owls and their habitat, featuring a few permanent Woodcock residents. Other activities include hay rides and a wolf presentation featuring a real wolf at 6:30. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Woodcock is at 54 Deer Run, Wilton. For dates, more information, and reservations call 877- NRWA-INFO (877-679-2463).
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.