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ATVs Damage Pollinator Garden In Wilton Loop Of Norwalk River Valley Trail

Following the opening of the Twin Oaks boardwalk on the Wilton Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the NRVT is looking for contributions to open its next section.
Following the opening of the Twin Oaks boardwalk on the Wilton Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the NRVT is looking for contributions to open its next section. Photo Credit: Norwalk River Valley Trail

WILTON, Conn. — After the recent snowfall, several All Terrain Vehicles ventured onto the Wilton Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail. The ATVs drove through and damaged the pollinator garden that had been recently planted in partnership with the Norwalk River Watershed Association.

“Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail because they’re dangerous to people using the trail and because they inflict damage to the trail,” said Charlie Taney, NRVT’s Executive Director.

The Wilton Police Department has been notified and will take action if further ATV traffic occurs on the trail, he said.

The Norwalk River Valley Trail project aims to build 33 miles of trail connecting Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to Rogers Park in Danbury, passing through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Redding along the way.

Sections of the trail have been completed in Norwalk and Wilton.

The NRVT will ultimately be a 10-foot wide accessible trail creating recreation opportunities for walkers, hikers, cyclists, kids and pets. The NRVT will offer a healthy transportation alternative to rail stations, schools, offices, and businesses.

Anyone sighting ATV traffic on the NRVT can contact the Wilton Police Department , or Charlie Taney at ctaney@nrvt-trail.com, 203-536- 5618.

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