Trees for Trout will ‘Eco-Cycle’ Christmas Trees in Norwalk River - The Fisherman

Trees for Trout will ‘Eco-Cycle’ Christmas Trees in Norwalk River

Trout Unlimited volunteers lining a river bank with Christmas trees collected at last year’s ‘Trees for Trout’ event.

Help make the Norwalk River a healthier home for trout, turtles, heron and other aquatic animals by donating past-their-prime Christmas trees to the annual “Trees for Trout” collection of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Trees can be dropped off at Wilton’s Merwin Meadows Park (52 Lovers Ln.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. A $10 suggested donation is recommended.

Each tree will join hundreds of others being used to help stabilize stream banks, reduce erosion and create refuge habitat for wildlife. Each summer, volunteers with the Mianus Chapter anchor these pine trees in the river, creating a structure called a “conifer revetment” which helps trap silt in the river, rebuilds eroded banks and develops a narrower, deeper and cooler river that is better for the fish and wildlife living along the river.

Learn more on the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited website.

Founded in 1975, the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a grassroots conservation nonprofit organization with more than 3,500 members and supporters in the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Wilton and Ridgefield. The chapter works to protect and restore local rivers resources through active restoration projects, education initiatives and public advocacy.