Letter: Norwalk River Watershed Association supports fracking waste ban

To the Editor: The Norwalk River Watershed Association supports the passing of the ordinance to ban waste from oil and gas extraction, including fracking waste, that will be voted on by Ridgefield residents on Jan. 9. The current temporary moratorium on fracking waste in Connecticut has loopholes that potentially allow this waste to enter the state, and it includes a … read more

Fracking ban sparks debate, consensus eludes selectmen

Fracking — the hydraulic fracturing process used to help get hard-to-reach oil and gas out of the ground — and proposals aimed against fracking, and reuse of its wastes and byproducts, seem to have Ridgefield’s Board of Selectmen stymied. At their first meeting in September, the selectmen again delayed action on a proposed ban on use, storage, disposal or transportation … read more

Norwalk River Watershed Association to host annual meeting at Ridgefield Library May 31

Residents are invited to attend a talk at the Ridgefield Library, on Thursday, May 31, that will cover the Norwalk River Watershed Association’s planned activities for 2018. After the NRWA’s annual meeting at 6:30, attendees can hear fish and wildlife biologist Bill Lucey at 7 p.m. The talk will give background on the Soundkeeper Movement and describe how pollution impacts … 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

This Weekend: Musicals, art show openings, outdoor concerts, festivals & more

‘Nordic Tapestry’ in new exhibit Before the weekend starts, the Washington Art Association & Gallery in collaboration with the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens will open a new exhibit, The Nordic Tapestry Group: Weaving Knowledge into Personal Expression, on Thursday. The Nordic Tapestry Group consists of weavers from Sweden, Iceland and the United States who formed a decade ago … read more

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