Norwalk River Valley Trail receives $300,000 award for Redding Mile, funds needed to connect with Ridgefield Ramble

The Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) has been awarded $300,000 to construct the Redding Mile. Construction of this section of the five-town trail will be the first section in Redding. The grant, awarded from the Recreational Trails Grant program and administered by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), marks the third grant awarded to the NRVT. … read more

Sesto named Environmental Affairs director in Greenwich

Ridgefield resident Pat Sesto has been named director of the Greenwich Environmental Affairs Department. She previously served as that town’s director of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency. Sesto, who has taken a leadership role in the development of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, previously served as director of Environmental Affairs Department in Wilton for 23 years. Her appointment in Greenwich … read more

Thrift Shop boosts Ridgefield Ramble

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop has granted $5,000 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) covering the costs of engineering and permitting for the Ridgefield Ramble, the NRVT’s first section in town. A planning team of Ridgefield residents met in early 2017 and selected a 1.5-mile section running north from the intersection of Route 7 and Simpaug Turnpike to Bobby’s Court … read more

Mid-Fairfield County Board of Realtors increases NRVT donation to $10,000

The Mid-Fairfield County Board of Realtors (MFCAR) has donated an additional $6,000 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT), bringing the group’s recent donations to a total of $10,000.   Elizabeth Boscaino of Halstead Property, and Chairman of MFCAR’s “Giving Back”, has hosted five fundraising events over the past three years that, along with the support of other board members, has … read more

Invasive cleanup day planned at 'The Ridgefield Ramble’

The Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) has partnered with the Norwalk River Watershed Association and REI to conduct a major cleanup of invasive species and debris at The Ridgefield Ramble, the NRVT’s first-planned section in Ridgefield. The trail maintenance event will be held during National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection … read more

Bicycle club pumps up Norwalk River Valley Trail

The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club has donated $2,500 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s (NRVT) campaign to create the trail plan for the Ridgefield Ramble, the first two miles of the NRVT in Ridgefield. The NRVT is now up to $10,000, halfway to the $20,000 goal for the trail plan. Jacqui Dowd, president of the Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club, said, … read more

Rotary Club jump starts Norwalk River Valley Trail in Ridgefield

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield donated the first $1,000 towards the $20,000 Trail Plan for the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s initial section in Ridgefield, dubbed the Ridgefield Ramble. The Ridgefield Ramble will be a two-mile section of the NRVT running north from the intersection of Simpaug Turnpike and Rt. 7, to Bobby’s Court on the Ridgefield/Redding line.   This section … read more

Charting the NRVT trail (SLIDESHOW)

[wide][/wide] A group of about 20 residents walked through a two-mile trail section that runs from the intersection of Route 7 and Simpaug Turnpike and ends at Bobby’s Court Sunday, April 30. The proposed multi-purpose path would link up with other NRVT trails in Norwalk and Wilton. The group is also building its first mile in Redding this year. Raising … read more

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