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Volunteers Setting Out To Clean Up Five Mile River Watershed In Norwalk

Norwalk Community College is participating in Saturday's Five Mile River watershed cleanup, Source to Sound, starting with a cleanup of the college's pond.
Norwalk Community College is participating in Saturday's Five Mile River watershed cleanup, Source to Sound, starting with a cleanup of the college's pond. Photo Credit: norwalk.edu

NORWALK, Conn. -- Volunteers are invited to join in a Five Mile River Source to Sound cleanup of watershed areas through the Norwalk area to Long Island Sound on Saturday at Norwalk Community College.

Anyone interested in joining can meet at 11 a.m. at the entrance to the Science, Health and Wellness Building at NCC, 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk. The cleanup continues until 1 p.m.

Work will start at the pond behind Norwalk Community College's West Campus building. It includes an opportunity to learn about why it is important to keep waterways clean. 

Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Refreshments and T-shirts will be provided to volunteers.

The events is coordinated and sponsored in cooperation with the college's Committee for Active and Responsible Environmental Sustainability, along with the Ocean Conservancy, Grace Farms of New Canaan, The Maritime Aquarium and the Norwalk mayor's office.

For details, contact Norwalk Community College's Robert Emigh at remigh@norwalk.edu or Courtney Anstett at canstett@norwalk.edu.

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