- Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:45 am
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.
- Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:51 am
Fraser Woods Montessori School students and math teacher Zach Brown released trout into a stream at Dickinson Memorial Park on Friday, June 19.
According to Mr Brown, the trout arrived as eggs at the school in October, and students at Fraser Woods Montessori School oversaw the trout’s growth. Middle school students at the school did water testing activities, among other things, and the younger students also participated in activities with the trout.
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015
To the Editor:
Last week the Inland Wetlands Commission approved the River Walk Development in Sandy Hook. This project, brought forward by Michael Burton, will bring significant development to property abutting the banks of the Pootatuck River, a portion of which is a Class 1 Wild Trout Management Area.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:06 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are continuing their review of the environmental aspects of The River Walk At Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit housing complex proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, near the Pootatuck River.
IWC members held the second installment of a public hearing on the application on May 13. The applicant is seeking a wetlands/watercourses protection permit from the IWC.
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
“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.
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
To the Editor:
As the school season wraps up for students across town, thoughts rapidly turn to everything unrelated to academics. But before we get too deep in the bliss of summer, I'd like to take a moment to thank all the teachers in Newtown who helped make Trout Unlimited's Trout in the Classroom program so effective for our children. At Reed Intermediate School, Induk Song, Todd Stentiford, Jim Roodhuyzen, and Rich Neeb led a successful program for fortunate students.
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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.
- Saturday, March 23, 2013
Slipping over a stone riverbed for the first time in decades is a tributary flowing through Dickinson Park. The stream now runs from a bog across Point O’ Rocks Road to Deep Brook, which winds through the park. Resurfaced in the fall of 2012, the stream had previously been piped underground.
Thanks to past human handiwork, water that once traveled aboveground had disappeared.