Mill River Wetland Committee celebrates 50-year presence in Fairfield

Mike Tetreau, Fairfield First Selectman and invited guests/dignitaries, as well as parents attending a river guide session will be invited to take part in an aspect of the River-Lab Program, utilizing the Grade 4 models to compare the impact of natural and developed spaces on the groundwater system on Monday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m., at Perry’s Mill Pond/River-Lab Open Space on Sturges Road. The event is part of Mill River Wetland Committee’s 50th anniversary in Fairfield.

  • This year, Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc. (MRWC) will celebrate 50 years as a non-profit dedicated to education and environmental preservation.
  • Beginning in the late 1960s, MRWC promoted purchase of open space along the Mill River in Fairfield, Connecticut, and took a leading role in the defense and protection of endangered wetlands through increased awareness and education.
  • Concern for our environmental future prompted the launching of River-Lab, a unique hands-on program of environmental science study that has grown to include all students in grades 3-6 in all public and parochial schools in Fairfield.
  • All elements of the program have been adopted as part of the science curriculum and designed to complement the current science education standards.

Parking will be along the east side of Sturges Road or a short walk from the parking lot at Sturges Road and Mill Hill Terrace.

Upcoming dates to celebrate MRWC’s 50th anniversary:

  • Oct. 15, noon Fairfield Historical Museum River Walk
  • Oct. 16, 4:30 Ash Creek Clean up, sponsored by Tyler Nuttall
  • Oct. 17, 9 MRWC Day
  • Oct. 19, 7 Trivia Night, an MRWC Fundraiser
  • Oct. 22, noon Fairfield Historical Museum Estuary Walk
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