Sunday Afternoon Hikes with PRWC
July 22, August 19, September 30 & October 21
Flowing through the heart of our community, the Pomperaug River provides us with miles of scenic beauty and our most vital resource: Water. Each hike in the “River Ramblers” series invites people to explore a variety of public lands along the river to observe habitat and wildlife and to see different river processes in action. During these outings, we will also take a look at the cultural and geological history unique to each site, the dynamic nature of the Pomperaug River, and steps we can take to be good river stewards. Programs are rain or shine (thunderstorms will cancel). Dress for outside, bring water and snacks.
RAIN GARDEN PLANTING
July 31 - August 3, 10 am to 2 pm
Community House Park, Southbury
The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition and Youth Conservation Corps will be installing a rain garden at Community House Park in Southbury. Rain gardens have numerous benefits, in addition to their aesthetic beauty, rain gardens provide areas with flood mitigation and prevent pollution from reaching reaching waterbodies. Volunteers are encouraged and appreciated.
A Celebration of Our Rivers
September 23, 2018, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
South Farms, Morris, CT
PRWC's 2018 Annual Benefit will gather folks in stewardship of Pomperaug River Watershed’s rivers, streams, and drinking water. The event will also raise funds needed to support PRWC’s scientific research and community educational outreach in protection of water resources now and for future generations. Together, guests will enjoy the rustic charms of The White Barn at South Farms, local blue-grass music, tasty food, select wines and beers, tempting auction items, and lots of fun. The event will feature the presentation of the Dr. Marc J. Taylor Environmental Stewardship Award, and a dynamic challenge grant amidst the sweeping views of Connecticut’s largest historic farm venue.
MARC J. TAYLOR, M.D.
Memorial Greenway Guided Walk
September 30, 2018
Platt Farm, Flood Bridge Road, Southbury, CT
Southbury Land Trust and Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition are co-hosting a guided walk in memory of Dr. Marc Taylor. Dr. Taylor was a physician who once made house calls to all corners of Southbury, enjoyed nature, and appreciated the beauty of rivers. As his medical career wound down, Taylor became a champion for rivers and environmental stewardship across the nation. The guided walk will be along the portion of the Marc J. Taylor, M.D. Memorial Greenway at SLT’s Platt Farm property on Flood Bridge Road in Southbury which parallels the Pomperaug River.
October 13, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
This fall, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition is celebrating the 13th anniversary of its annual Macroinvertebrate Survey and is looking for volunteers to help survey tiny, river-dwelling creatures as a measure of stream health.
Survey volunteers begin by learning about macroinvertebrates, why they are collected, and how to collect them following procedures established by CT DEEP for the statewide Rapid Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV) program. Then they will actually go out to survey small streams and brooks throughout the Pomperaug Watershed and identify what was collected.