Events Calendar

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.


NRWA 2014 Upcoming Events

 

Saturday, August 2, 10 AM -12 PM. Butterflies! (Rain date: August 3)
Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist, research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum and NRWA Advisory Board member, has been studying butterflies and moths in an area along the Norwalk River since 1977. He will introduce area butterflies and moths, discuss their food and habitats and show his remarkable collection. Meet at 10 Simpaug Turnpike, Redding, a half-mile east of Rt. 7. Easy walk. For reservations, contact DeMasi at 203-448-0106 or victormonarch@yahoo.com.

Saturday, September 20, 9:30 AM to Noon. Oyster Shell Park Shoreline Cleanup.
Join the Norwalk River Watershed Association and The Norwalk Land Trust on International Coastal Cleanup Day. Collected, bagged trash will be weighed, categorized and reported to Save the Sound and the Ocean Conservancy to help in their efforts to track and eliminate ocean debris. Volunteers meet at Heritage Park by Ann and North Water Streets in Norwalk. Waterproof footwear advised. Families welcome. Rain date: Sunday, September 21. For more information, call 877-NRWA-INFO.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS

CT DEP Proposed Stream Flow Regulations published

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 at http://www.thehour.com/printstory/476565/

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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