Deep Brook

  • Reed Students Test The Waters Of Deep Brook

    Thanks to Earth Force, Pootatuck Watershed Association, Kellogg Environmental Center, the Candlewood Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited, and General Motors, locally represented by Ingersoll Auto of Danbury and Chevrolet Northeast Regional Marketing, Reed Intermediate Sschool students were greeted by volunteers and educators near Deep Brook on Thursday, October 8, the first of two days filled with studying the water and area for a GM Green project.

  • Two Informative Days At The Brook

    To the Editor:
    Last Thursday and Friday, approximately 360 sixth-grade Reed students hiked to Deep Brook and in-vestigated the water quality there, undertaking chemical testing, macroinvertebrate sampling, and visual analysis. This field trip was the kick-off to the students’ year-long investigation of water, as part of their science curriculum. But math, writing, and community outreach, among other areas of study, will be incorporated into this exciting project. The name of the project is GM GREEN.

  • Information Vital To Deep Brook’s Quality

    To the Editor:

  • PWA Seeking New Members

    The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.

    The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.

  • IWC Endorses Concrete Work At Animal Sanctuary Site

    Following discussion at a November 12 session, Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members  unanimously endorsed, after the fact, the recent construction of a 576-square-foot concrete pad at a 34-acre site at Fairfield Hills to be used as a pedestal for sculpture at a planned animal sanctuary.

  • Macroinvertebrates Collected In Water Quality Study

    “Riffle-dwelling benthic macroinvertebrate sampling project” is a mouthful.

    Put more simply, a private coldwater fisheries conservation group recently sponsored a field project during which volunteers armed with collection gear retrieved various examples of such tiny animals from local streams and rivers in seeking to gauge those waterbodies’ cleanliness, and thus suitability as trout habitat.

  • Unusual Water Prompts Testing Near Deep Brook

    Sediment, possibly from Fairfield Hills, may have washed into a Deep Brook tributary, Land Use officials learned Monday, October 20.

  • Deep Brook Takes Another Hit

    To the Editor:

  • Rooftops, Parking Lots Pose A Threat To Deep Brook

    To the Editor:

    The division between doing the right thing for one thing and the right thing for another thing gets as confusing as the beginning of this sentence.

  • Securing The Future Of A Pristine Deep Brook

    To the Editor:

    The Candlewood Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been working with town, state and federal agencies to protect the waters of Newtown for more than a decade. During that time we have raised over $250,000 for this work and community members have volunteered thousands of hours to restore and protect habitat along Deep Brook, the Pootatuck River, and Pond Brook.