Christmas tree collection at Merwin Meadows Saturday

The Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again be collecting old Christmas trees Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Merwin Meadows.

The local TU chapter will reuse the evergreens to help restore wild trout habitat in the Norwalk River to help stabilize stream banks, reduce erosion and create habitat for juvenile trout and other aquatic life.

Trees must be real, and must be free of decorations, tinsel and flock. Artificial trees cannot be turned in. Anyone may donate a tree to the effort. Saturday is the last collection on the schedule.

Donation is not limited to Wilton residents. Anyone may donate a tree to Mianus TU during the Jan. 14 collection.

More information can be found at

The Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited is part of a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring our coldwater fisheries. The Mianus chapter has more than 500 members living in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Ridgefield, and Wilton.

Members meet monthly, typically at Waveny House in New Canaan, to cover chapter business and hear from a variety of speakers on a range of topics. 

As a conservation organization, the Mianus chapter is primarily involved in active restoration work on local rivers and streams, but also promotes educational activities, hosts regular fishing outings and works with local and state agencies and regional environmental organizations to plan and implement conservation programs.