NORWALK RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT SATURDAY, JULY 16 FROM 9 AM TO NOON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
When it's too hot to fish our local stream, the Mianus Chapter members and friends turn to fixing our local rivers and improving the habitat for trout.
Join us this Saturday, July 16 from 9-noon as we conduct a bank stabilization and in-stream habitat restoration project at the School Road section of the Norwalk River - home to a healthy population of wild spawning brown trout. We will be installing large pine trees along the streambank to prevent erosion and provide cover for aquatic life and also contouring in-stream rocks to develop deeper channels to provide thermal refuge and cover that will provide trout relief from the hot August summer.
Whether you are 80 or want to bring your 8 year-old son, we've got a job that you can do to help with the river. Wear waders - or wet-wade in water shoes and shorts - and bring gloves, bug spray and sunscreen. The chapter will provide the water, tools, equipment and more.
Along with Ben's family, we have established the Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund to to help fund future summer internships and river restoration projects. Donations may be made online or checks payable to the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited with “The Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund” in the memo line may be mailed to: Mianus Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 475, Wilton, CT 06897.
Make a contribution to:
The Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund
MIANUS CHAPTER GEAR Fish the local rivers in style and proclaim your support for local river restoration with new Mianus Chapter gear.
Fishing caps available in Navy, Green, Khaki, Black and Red feature the chapter logo on the front and the words "Coldwater Conservation" on the back. Light-weight fishing shirts, available in White, Light Blue and Green, are perfect for a day on the stream.
LOCAL RIVER RESTORATION PROJECTS Since 1973, the Mianus Chapter has been restoring local rivers and improving habitat for trout and other aquatic life.
In recent years, work has focused on the Norwalk River, where the chapter has protected a spawning wild brown trout population, and on the Mianus River, where work on our namesake stream continues to enhance the fishing and improve the river.