Posts Tagged ‘ Darien ’

Town receives $400,000 STEAP grant for Goodwives River watershed

Aug 8th, 2013 | By

Darien was one of 17 towns to receive a portion of a $4.8 million Small Town Economic Assistance Program grant to improve the Goodwives River watershed. The $400,000 grant to the town will be used to build an aquatic habitat and remove sediment within the Goodwives River watershed from Upper Pond, which empties into Gorham’s

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Activists Want Your Support to Close Power Plant

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station

Environmental activists are going door-to-door in Darien this week with a petition calling for the closure of the coal-burning power plant in Bridgeport. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Darien Patch.

Darien Joins 2,900-Mile East Coast Greenway

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Darien will become a stop on a 2,900-mile trail from Maine to Florida as part of the East Coast Greenway.

Noroton River cleanup successful

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Save the Sound, Connecticut coordinator of the annual International Coastal Cleanup, recently partnered with the Darien Land Trust for a cleanup event along the Noroton River. Volunteers gathered to remove and catalog trash from the river bank as part of a global effort to rid the world’s waterways of unsightly debris, which is dangerous to

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Five Mile River Watershed Plan complete

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

The Five Mile River, which runs from the New York State border through New Canaan, Norwalk and Darien before emptying into Long Island Sound, will be cleaned up under a plan endorsed by chief elected officials in those towns Thursday afternoon at Norwalk Community College. “Some of the worst conditions are down here in Norwalk,

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Sound wisdom: Darien seas rising faster than global average

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

Brian Thompson, director of the office of Long Island Sound Programs for the DEEP, says shoreline communities and marshland ecosystems are most affected by rising sea levels.

“As sea level rises, there in a natural setting, there would be opportunity for wetlands to migrate inland and establish new areas,” Thompson said.

David DesRoches of the Darien Times reports.