Wilton Library, Trout Unlimited, the Norwalk River Watershed Association, and the Wilton Land Conservation Trust present a two-part Webinar Series on Wilton’s Comstock Brook--Its Importance as a Trout Brook, Threats to its Health, and What We Can Do to Restore It
Comstock Brook provides Wilton and Norwalk with drinking water and is home to some of our watershed’s only native brook trout—which is exciting for fishermen but is also an indicator of a healthy aquatic ecosystem, and one we as a community need to recognize and work together to protect. The Brook is currently threatened by storm-water runoff, habitat fragmentation, dams, and water company withdrawals. All of these impacts are magnified by the impacts of climate change which are being increasingly felt. We would like to open a town-wide discussion about how we can advocate for protecting and restoring it.
Please join us for this important community conversation and learn how you can play a role in protecting and conserving this precious stream:
Tuesday, August 18 - 7pm - Comstock Brook: Protecting & Restoring Our Native Brook Trout Stream
Jeff Yates, Conservation Chair of the local Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, will provide a history of this special stream that runs from North Wilton to Merwin Meadows, where it joins the Norwalk River. (You walk over it when you go from the playground area to the playing fields at Merwin.) He will discuss the importance of the stream as both fish habitat and drinking water supply as well as the threats it faces as demand for water increases and how new state policy, as well as action on our community’s part, offer a chance for restoring the brook to health.
Registrants for this special webinar series will be included in ongoing educational and informational communications from Trout Unlimited, the Norwalk River Watershed Association, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust and the Wilton Library Association. You may unsubscribe from communications at any time.