Learning is a life-long process: the MRWC helps people of all ages learn more about watersheds and watershed conservation. Our community events are designed to help people become more involved with the issues that affect our watersheds and our community.

Whether it’s directly educational, like our guided nature walks, or predominately social, like our trivia nights, involvement with the MRWC helps build a stronger and more environmentally conscious community.

If you’d like to join a group of like-minded people working to protect the environment, membership in the MRWC is just the thing for you! At the grassroots level, every person can make a big difference. Join us to find out where you can fit in.

Upcoming Spring 2021 Community Events 

Sunday, April 18 - Penfield Beach Cleanup 

● with Fairfield U LEAF (Leaders for Environmental Action at Fairfield), meet at Penfield Pavilion 1-3pm

Thursday, 4/22 - Earth Day 

Special Community Program for kids at Sturges Pond Outdoor Classroom from 4-5:30pm

Sunday, 4/25 - Black Rock Turnpike Cleanup 

● with FairPLAN (Fairfielders Protecting Land and Neighborhoods) and Sustainable Fairfield Students, meet at Old Navy Parking Lot from 1-3pm 

Saturday, 5/1 - Jennings Beach Cleanup 

● with Sustainable Youth CT, meet at Jennings Pavilion from 1-3pm 

Tuesday, 5/4 from 6:30-8pm MRWC Virtual Annual Meeting 

● including an Environmental Career Panel Discussion for current high school students & families (co-hosted by the Career Centers at Ludlowe and Warde) from 6:30-8pm  Meeting details to be shared at a later time.

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Adult Civic and Community Programs

MRWC  provides interactive activities and workshops for scout groups, organizations and community programs to engage participants in learning about our local river basin systems.  Let us be the resource or provide the demonstration to highlight your group’s interaction with our local environment.  Activities include merit badge training, educational walks and field trips, watershed demonstrations, and speaker series.


Guided Walks

MRWC gives guided walks in our local wetlands and natural spaces.  Bring out your group and learn about the role of wetlands in the broader ecosystem.  We have models and experiments for hands-on learning, or you can simply come enjoy the beautiful scenery.  Get in touch with us today to learn what we can do for you.

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Scout Programs

Do you have Scouts working on the Environmental Science merit badge? What about Fish and Wildlife Management?  Nature? MRWC can help! Our hand-s-on activities and science-based curriculum can help your Scouts reach their goals.  Contact us to learn how we can join your troop at a meeting or arrange a field trip to one of our open spaces.


Youth Programs

The River-Lab Program is our cornerstone environmental science curriculum. Each year we teach thousands of local students about wetland ecology and related subjects.  We can tailor our curriculum for your student’s needs.  Our volunteers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic.  We are eager to work with the youth of our community!


The River-Lab Program depends on volunteers like you. If you’d like to give the gift of science to the next generation, sign up for our volunteer training and learn where you fit in.

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