Who Are We?
The Norwalk River Watershed Initiative (NRWI), established in 1996, is a partnership among the seven watershed municipalities; federal and state governments; conservation and environmental groups; businesses and, you, the public.
Our members meet throughout the year to discuss and address a variety of issues concerning our most important natural resource - water. Efforts are focused on our primary mission which is to protect and improve the quality of our water and overall health of our river, streams, lakes and wetlands. It is a challenging task which requires cooperation, coordination and a willingness among all of our watershed partners.
The Initiative strives to bring together the efforts and resources of other groups with a similar focus including the Norwalk River Watershed Association, Trout Unlimited, HarborWatch at Earthplace, the Norwalk River Valley Trail, and local schools and communities.
Unlike some volunteer organizations, however, our goals and objectives seek to engage our entire watershed community which requires a balance between environmental concerns with community and business development interests. We believe our greatest chance for success is when all are vested and work together pooling resources toward a common goal - water systems that are healthy, clean and dynamic.
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About This Site . . .
We hope you find this site informative. There are many links within the menu pages above for those who would like to delve in deeper and learn more about water quality and how we track and monitor the health of our watershed.