Volunteers Clean Up Norwalk River

Clean-up at Oyster Shell Park (inset right), courtesy Norwalk River Wastershed Association. Trash along river (Inset left) courtesy Norwalk Land Trust.

TheHour.com: Dozens of volunteers removed hundreds of pounds of trash from the banks of the Norwalk River on Saturday, April 16, for a cleanup effort led by the Norwalk Land Trust and the Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA).

Organizers estimated that 600 to 700 pounds of trash were removed from the area around the river during the Norwalk River Cleanup.

“It was wonderful,” said John Moeling, of the Norwalk Land Trust. “There is nothing larger than a matchbook out here now.”

Saturday’s event was the first in what will likely become a series of collaborations between the NRWA and the Norwalk Land Trust, according to David Park of the NRWA. Park said the event was one of the most popular cleanups in the city that he’s attended.

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