SAVE OUR STREAMS

NORWALK RIVER LEGAL ACTION   INITIATED AGAINST RIDGEFIELD 

     In a surprise action filed with the US District Court of Connecticut, environmental advocacy group Save The Sound has accused the Town of Ridgefield of violating both state & federal laws with respect to stormwater runoff into over ten bodies of water -- most notably the Norwalk River/Ridgefield Brook. 

WE MUST ACT NOW !!!

Because We Treasure Our Streams & Their Surrounding Lands

     As residents of Ridgefield, we take great joy from the natural beauty that surrounds us. The USDA's Norwalk River Watershed Program is threatening to decommission a dam right in our own backyard.  This dam allows the Norwalk River to flow in a moderated manner through our beautiful town and has successfully done so since its inception in 1979.  If the project moves ahead, the river will be reconnected to a flood plain, putting lives and property at risk. Worse still, the newly created wetlands would overlap with septic systems, threatening local ecosystems and wildlife. In their own words, the federal government forecasts that the decommissioning will cause a significant decrease in property value for at least 128 residential & commercial properties in Ridgefield. The decommissioning plan fails to adequately address many alarming consequences -- short of a now-abandoned proposal for the construction of ten-foot-high walls in the middle of private properties. We must act now before such a ill-conceived plans comes to pass.  Our attention and diligence regarding government machinations in our beloved town is vital.

The deadline for comments to the USDA is:
  August 20th, 2021

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

SPEAK UP NOW--BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

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