Advocate

Philosophy

MRWC believes that the most powerful protection for our environment comes through education. However, there are times when more direct action is needed. In 1966 Joy Shaw stood in front of a bulldozer to protect the Mill River watershed. She used education about the environmental impact to have the situation remedied.  And to this day, MRWC seeks to offer education about the importance of the environment and to advocate for the interests of the watershed and the greater community it supports.

Our advocacy is based on the principle of mutual cooperation, rather than opposition or antagonism. When the health of the local watershed is impacted, we work with environmental and business experts to identify an acceptable solutions.

But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In addition to our educational programs, MRWC works to promote the visibility of our local watersheds and related environmental concerns.

The best way to help us continue our advocacy work is to become a member of the MRWC, so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest developments. Or you could consider making a one-time gift.

Current Environmental Topics in Fairfield

Learn about the Fairfield Sustainability Task Force

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Aquarion Water

EPA

Connecticut Water

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

CT Audubon Association

Rivers Alliance

US Geological Survey