|NRWA 2013 Events Listing
Saturday October 12, 19, 26 & November 3, 9:30AM - 2:00PM.
Earthplace Stream Exploration and Monitoring Workshop for high school
students, teachers & Adults. This 4-week workshop will explore how
and why the health of a river is measured. Hands-on water testing will
be highlighted. Participants may wish to become volunteers with the
Harbor Watch Water Quality Monitoring Program. Volunteers are actively
engaged in monitoring efforts that are helping to assess the water
quality of some of our local watersheds like the Saugatuck and Norwalk
River watersheds. This workshop is also ideal for teachers who want to
introduce the topic of aquatic biology into the classroom or for anyone
interested in water quality. For registration, call 203-227-7253.
Earthplace is located at 10 Woodside Lane, Westport.
Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 27,
Foliage Kayak Tour of Newtown’s Lake Lillinonah with The Small Boat
Shop of Norwalk. This guided tour is for beginners and up and
$110. Kayakers explore a dammed-off stretch of the Housatonic
that is nestled between rolling hills in Newtown, CT. There is a
chance of seeing a bald eagle at this time of the year over the
Paugussett State Forest or George Waldo Scenic Preserve. The Small Boat
Shop can be reached at 203-854-5223, or
email@example.com. Register online at smallboatshop.com.
Sunday, October 20, 10 AM-1 PM, NRWA Riverbank
Enhancement/Invasive Plant Pull, Merwin Meadows Park, Wilton. The
community is invited to join us, along with volunteers from Builders
Beyond Borders, to help enhance the riverbank at Merwin Meadows. NRWA
board members will speak about the importance of invasive plant removal
and the value of the site as a riparian buffer within the greater
Norwalk River watershed. Volunteers will learn to identify invasives
and remove them safely. Bring gloves and clippers, dress for the
weather with long pants (light colored) and working shoes--sneakers or
boots. For more information, call 877-NRWA-INFO (877-679-2463).
Friday October 25, 5-8:30PM. Howl
Prowl At Woodcock Nature Center. Activities include hay rides, an owl
presentation by NRWA’s David Havens, and a wolf presentation featuring
a real wolf. Sponsored by Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run in
Wilton. The cost per family for this fundraiser is $40 (individuals are
$20). Reservations are necessary. See woodcocknaturecenter.org for more
info and call 203-762-7280 to register.
Sunday, October 20 and Saturday October 26,
Fall Foliage Kayak Tour of Deep River/Connecticut River Estuary with
The Small Boat Shop of Norwalk. This guided tour is for intermediate
kayakers and up. Come paddle on the beautiful Connecticut
River. A designated American Heritage River, this estuary is a
trip you'll long remember. We will start at the charming town
landing in Deep River, and pick a fun route based on the tides and the
mood of the group. The Small Boat Shop can be reached at
203-854-5223, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at