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Volunteer Trail Maintenance Day Scheduled In Ridgefield

Volunteers from the previous NRWA trail-building event in September 2016 working at Quarry Head Park, Wilton.
Volunteers from the previous NRWA trail-building event in September 2016 working at Quarry Head Park, Wilton. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Volunteer Trail Maintenance Day will be held Saturday at Topstone Preserve in Ridgefield, from 9 a.m. - noon.

Volunteers are  needed to help the Norwalk River Watershed Association and the Woodcock Nature Center clear and rebuild a beautiful trail that follows the Norwalk River and is part of the future Norwalk River Valley Trail system, which will ultimately extend from Danbury to Calf Pasture Beach.

The morning will begin with an introduction to trail building and maintenance as well as an overview of the invasive plants that will be cut back.

Volunteers should bring clippers and work gloves, though some will be provided. Everyone will meet at the Topstone Preserve parking area on Topstone Road, ¼ mile off Route 7 on the left.

For more information and to register, email info@noralkriver.org or call (877)-679-2463.

Volunteer Trail Maintenance Day is part of the Community Conservation Initiative, a program created by the Woodcock Nature Center and the Norwalk River Watershed Association that pairs library talks about the local environment to volunteer action in the community.

Learn more about this initiative at norwalkriver.org or call Louise Washer of NRWA at (203)-856-1497.

The Norwalk River Watershed Association, incorporated in 1996, is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to improve the water quality and aesthetic value of the 40,000-acre Norwalk River watershed; to encourage recreational use of the existing trails and open space; and to promote research, education, cooperation and action on the part of the stakeholders in the seven watershed towns in Connecticut (Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, New Canaan, Weston and Norwalk) and New York (Lewisboro).

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