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
- The Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation - April 1-April 30
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.
- Aquarion Speaker on "Using Water Wisely" , Fairfield Museum and History Center, April 8, 7:00 PM
Residents will learn about practices to help reduce household water use both indoors and outdoors.
- Healthy Child Expo and Earth Day Celebration, Fairfield YMCA, April 27, 1:00-4:00PM
A family-friendly event to learn about healthy activities, sustainability initiatives and participate in a town-wide clean-up
Fairfield Conservation-Related Meetings
- Town of Fairfield Conservation Commission Meetings
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.
- Town of Fairfield Inland/Wetland Commission Meetings
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.
- Town of Fairfield Land Acquisition Commission Meetings
Meets the first Wednesday of every quarter month at 7:30 pm in Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.
- Town of Fairfield Harbor Management Commission Meetings
Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm in the second floor conference room of Sullivan Independence.
- Town of Fairfield Shellfish Commission Meetings
Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.