Although Earth Day was Monday, it’s essence — healing our planet from the ravages of industrialization — is something we should carry with us every day.
Over the next two weeks, there are many events taking place to help us in this regard. Sign-up information is in the Bulletin Board.
- Arbor Day will be celebrated on April 25 at 4 p.m. at the head of the Canyon Trail. Wilton is a member of the Tree City USA program and will honor Kate Throckmorton as tree steward and a sugar maple will be planted.
- The Children’s Garden Club will meet April 26 at 4 p.m. at Wilton Library. This club meets every Friday afternoon through Aug. 30. Children may plant, tend and eat the bounty from a raised-bed garden.
- Woodcock Nature Center will celebrate Earth Day on April 27 with a birding hike from 8:30 to 10 and then a vernal pool hike from 10:30 to noon.
- Also on April 27, there will be a vernal pool walk along the Norwalk River Valley trail beginning at 1. Vernal pools are essential to the life cycle of amphibians.
- Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale (April 27-30) and Minks to Sinks (May 4-6) are a means to recycle and reuse everything from books to bicycles.
- The annual Town Cleanup is May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, when volunteers pick up trash from roadsides and the Norwalk River’s banks.