Receives Federal Grant to Help Implement Wilton's Allen's
Meadow Master Plan
Spring visitors to Allen's Meadow in Wilton will enjoy
newly enhanced and refurbished hiking trails and 15
new shade trees to be planted and identified with signs
along the edge of the Allen's Meadow playing fields
bordering the central parking area. Scout groups and
volunteers organized by the NRWA will clear trails of
invasive plant species and connect and clear existing
trails. The public is invited to watch for upcoming
trail maintenance volunteer work day announcements and
to be part of these events.
improvements to Allen's Meadow will follow the Allen's
Meadow Master Plan commissioned by the Wilton Department
of Parks and Recreation in 2007 and devised for the
purpose of landscape improvements to enhance the quality
of Allen's Meadow, an area used by 400 to 500 community
members a day during the spring, summer and fall seasons.
The plan lists as its goals the restoration and maintenance
of meadow, forest and wetland habitat as well as the
facilitation of increased access to the area for the
community through the creation and maintenance of trails
and the addition of trees for shade and for screening
from Route 7. The Wilton Board of Selectmen endorsed
the Plan but has not been able to include funding for
the project in the town budget.
order to proceed with work on the Master Plan, NRWA
in conjunction with the Town of Wilton has received
a $5425 grant from the America The Beautiful Grant Program
which is made possible through the USDA Forest Service's
program on Urban and Community Forestry and which will
be administered and distributed by the Connecticut Department
of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry.
interested in getting involved in NRWA can contact the
Norwalk River Watershed Association at P.O. Box 197,
Georgetown, CT 06829; call 203-846-8210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.