News and Events
Diageo Volunteers at Farm Creek Preserve
80 volunteers from Norwalk-based Diageo worked tirelessly for 7 hours spreading wood chips, building steps, repairing stone walls and removing storm debris from the Farm Creek Preserve in Rowayton on April 25, 2013. The Preserve has never looked better! Please come and see for yourselves how wonderful the place looks. Thank you Diageo!
Thank you GE Capital!!
A group of 15 volunteers from GE Capital gathered trash and removed invasive plant species on Norwalk Land Trust property at 350 Wilson Avenue on Saturday, April 20 in celebration of Earth Day. An estimated 700 pounds of debris was hauled away, including 15 tires and an assortment of glass and plastic bottles.
Norwalk Land Trust Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Norwalk Land Trust celebrated its 40th year on February 28, 2013. To commemorate this milestone, NLT is partnering with Connecticut Audubon Society to create a bird Sanctuary on Hoyts Island. More details will follow on this exciting project.
Heather Crawford's Recommendations on Changing Landscapes for Changing Climate
Heather Crawford, environmentalist, was the keynote speaker at Norwalk Land Trust's 40th Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27th. Among her recommendations to homeowners for changing their landscapes for the changing climate, are creating rain gardens, choosing plant species that do well in New Jersey now, and pruning back tall trees to reduce storm damage. Please click to view a complete set of notes from her presentation.
Eagle Scout Builds Trail on Norwalk Land Trust's Big West Cedar Property
The Norwalk Land Trust's Big West Cedar property, behind Sports Authority, received a new trail, courtesy of Eagle Scout candidate J. T. Fucigna, Jr. (pictured above with his father, J.T. Fucigna, Sr.), with the help of his family and fellow scouts at Troop 235 (Darien). The new trail will allow Norwalkers to see this stream-crossed 6-acre woodland, and will enable Norwalk Land Trust volunteers to access the interior to keep it clean and protected. "The toughest part was building and erecting bridges over two of the wetland streams," said J. T., a high school senior. "This is the third Eagle Scout project we've hosted," said Norwalk Land Trust VP John Moeling. "It's great that these young people are willing to work for community improvement; they're just wonderful people." See more pictures.
Damage to Southwest Trail at Farm Creek Preserve
(photo by John Moeling)
Damage to Farm Creek Preserve
Superstorm Sandy caused damage to Farm Creek Preserve and other Norwalk Land Trust Properties. Volunteer groups are being organized to help clean up the mess. More to follow.
(photo by John Moeling)
Norwalk River Clean-up, September 2012
Volunteers from Norwalk's high school based BuildOn civic group, together with a team from Western CT Outdoor Adventurers, helped Norwalk Land Trust with an end-of-summer shoreline cleanup along the River next to the Aquarium.
(Photo by Kathy Siever)
Stone Crop Preserve Clean-up, Cranbury
With a $3,000 grant from GE Capital, Norwalk Land Trust, GE Capital volunteers, New York Bakery and Fat Cat Pie, in cooperation with the Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department, partnered to clean up a neglected and overgrown City park in Cranbury. Read more...
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