Kwadwo will be at the mural every day from from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturdays 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Stop by the mural at 400 Goodrich St on the Farmington Canal trail to help out!
West River Water Festival
16 organizations hosted interactive activities that dovetailed to explain the ecological importance of the watershed and what residents could do to protect the watershed. At the NHS table, children guided marbles through a rain drop journey to visualize the role of rain gardens in storm water management and pollution control. To the right of the rain drop journey, parents could sign up for free rain barrels with Frank Panzarella from the Bio-Regional Group. Our Summer VISTA Haley painted more than 50 faces at her table. At the West River Watershed Coalition booth, kids tested the pH and oxygen level of water drawn from the portion of the river in the park. Cyril the Sorcerer’s magic routine provoked children to think about how water is polluted and how our waterways can be maintained. The Sawtelles provided live music.
There were also tables from New Haven Museum, Connecticut Fund for the Environment - Save the Sound, The Menunkatuck Audobon Society, Science Haven, Quinnipiac River Advocates, The New Haven Health Department, New Haven Bird Club, Regional Water Authority, Connecticut Stands with Standing Rock, and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.