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Training the next generation of Still River Stewards

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30_Meghan matching the color of the bottle to the examples
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7-21-2016_Joe explains about Japanese Knotweed_8
The second plant of the day_2
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
7-21-2016_Simon found a snail aka schnall
7-21-2016_Digby catching a frog_3

Still River Watershed Connections is a new initiative of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) designed to connect young people in the Danbury area with meanginful environmental restoration projects and job skill development opportunities in the watershed they call home. 

Projects we've worked on in the past include:

  • 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 in New Milford

  • Riparian planting at Lake Kenosia Beach

...and much more to come!

Project partners include:

  • Danbury Public Schools

  • Danbury Youth Services

  • Northwest Conservation District

  • Still River Alliance Commission

  • Brookfield Parks and Recreation

  • Bethel Parks and Recreation

  • Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery

  • Fairfield Regional Conservation Partnership

  • Flying Saucers Drone Solutions

...and more!

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