Help the Mianus Chapter honor the memory of Ben Wood, a chapter intern who died tragically at the age of 23 in February of 2016. We will be planting an important riparian buffer along the banks of the Norwalk River - a project similar to those that Ben helped plan as a TU intern.
The chapter, along with Ben’s family and friends have established the Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund to continue the work that Ben was so passionate about. The fund will support important local river restoration and internship work for decades to come. More than $50,000 has already been raised and to date more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in Ben’s memory!
We will be planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs along the banks of the river to help stabilize the river bank to reduce erosion, filter polluted stormwater runoff before it reaches the water and help shade and cool the river to provide improved habitat for trout and other aquatic life. Whether age 8 or 80, there's a job for you as a volunteer at these projects and you'll be helping protect our region's trout streams!
The planting starts at 9 a.m. and will likely last until noon, followed by a streamside lunch. Please bring gloves and shovels/spades and loppers if you have them.
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.
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.