Thanks to grants from Orvis and Patagonia, Nutmeg TU will proceed with the planting of indigenous plant species along the Congress Street section of the Mill River in Fairfield. This is a culmination of 3 years of invasive species removal to prepare the site and another step in our restoration efforts.
Those who attend should dress appropriately — long sleeves, long pants, boots, work gloves, hats, insect repellent, etc. There is poison ivy, biting insects, and ticks on the site. To ensure there enough tools, volunteers are also asked to bring their own shovels, mattocks, etc. if possible. (no axes or hatchets please). The chapter will also provide some tools.
We plan to serve a basic grill lunch – hot dogs, water, etc.
Open to all TU members, potential members, kids, scouts or anyone interested in helping restore one of our lower Fairfield County natural treasures – the Mill River.
Planning to attend? RSVP on Meetup.com. Contact Ed Grzeda at [masked] for questions or info. Parking is along Congress St. just west of Exit 46 on the Merritt Pkwy (Route 59 – Easton Tpke/Sport Hill Rd).
Stay as long or as little as you can. Help with plantings and trash removal. Late arrivals are welcome.
Please be careful while parking and walking on Congress Street.