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Training the next generation of Still River Stewards

46_Cleaning up
30_Meghan matching the color of the bottle to the examples
22_Testing for dissolved oxygen
Greenway 2nd Site Work Oliver
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Sean discusses wetland function
A DHS student with a shadblow about to be planted
A DHS student poses with dirtied gloves after a busy day of planting
DHS students pose in front of the Brookfield Greenway map at the trailhead at the end of the day
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Still River Watershed Connections is a initiative of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) started in 2015 designed to connect young people in the Danbury area with meangingful environmental restoration projects and job skill development opportunities in the watershed they call home. 

Projects worked on

  • Wetland mitigation at the Still River Greenway in Brookfield

  • GPS mapping, invasive plant management and water quality monitoring at the Still River Greenway in Danbury

  • Invasive plant management and trail maintenance at Lovers Leap State Park, Still River Greenway in Danbury, and Still River Preserve

  • Riparian planting at Lake Kenosia Beach and Bennett Memorial Park

...and much more to come!

Project partners

  • Danbury Public Schools

  • Newtown High School

  • Danbury Youth Services

  • Bethel Parks and Recreation

  • Still River Alliance Commission

  • Brookfield Parks and Recreation

  • Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery

  • Flying Saucers Drone Solutions

  • Northwest Conservation District

...and more!

Thank you to our funders!

  • Fairfield County Community Foundation

  • River's Alliance

  • First Light Power

  • Werth Foundation

  • Horizon Foundation