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Current Environmental Topics in Fairfield

The Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation - April 1

MRWC and the  Fairfield Sustainability Task Force  wishes to inspire Fairfield residents  to take the "Wyland Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation" on April 1 by making a series of online pledges at mywaterpledge.com that will reduce their impact on the environment and provide them immediate savings in their water, trash, and electricity bills.  You can not start until April 1!

Future of Conservation & Development in Fairfield/  MRWC Annual Meeting - March 28, 7:00,   Fairfield Main Library, Memorial Room

Emmeline Harrigan, Assistant Planning Director for the Town of Fairfield and the featured speaker, will highlight the importance of the Town of Fairfield’s update to it’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).  This guidance document directs all development and conservation policies for the town for the next 10 years, as required by state statute.  It defines the vision of what and how the Town of Fairfield will be managed via zoning for the near future.

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.

Fairfield Conservation-Related Meetings