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Norwalk Volunteers Take Action To Clean Up Five Mile River Watershed

Volunteers helped clean up the area of a pond, part of the Five Mile River watershed, Saturday on Norwalk Community College's West Campus. From left are: Nate Seper, Rob Knechtle and Sally Srikaew.
Volunteers helped clean up the area of a pond, part of the Five Mile River watershed, Saturday on Norwalk Community College's West Campus. From left are: Nate Seper, Rob Knechtle and Sally Srikaew. Photo Credit: Norwalk Community College

NORWALK, Conn. -- Dozens of volunteers collected more than two pickup trucks' worth of trash from around a pond in Norwalk on Saturday.

More than 25 students, staff and faculty members at Norwalk Community College, teamed up with other volunteers to remove debris on the school’s West Campus.

The pond is part of the Five Mile River watershed, a 7,994-acre drainage basin that starts at a reservoir in New Canaan and winds its way south through Darien and Norwalk before emptying into Long Island Sound at Sheffield Island Harbor.

The cleanup was coordinated by Source to Sound, a partnership between the college’s Committee for Active and Responsible Environmental Sustainability (CARES), the Ocean Conservancy, Grace Farms, The Maritime Aquarium, and the office of Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling.

According to organizers, the event provided an opportunity to learn about the importance of stewardship for local waterways and the chance to make a positive impact on the community..

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