Seattlers Park, Crook Horn Road, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-263-0076.
Join the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition on Saturday August 18th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. for the 2nd Annual Pomperaug River Festival, held at Settlers’ Park in Southbury, CT. The Festival will feature a variety of activities for young and old, including: LIVE TROUT DEMONSTRATION * RELAY RACES * MINI-BOAT FLOAT * ARTS & CRAFTS * GAMES * EXHIBITS * AND MORE! There will be an opportunity to “Adopt a Trout.” Rowledge Pond Aquaculture will deliver live fish during the Festival and talk about the differences between the three species of trout before people meet their fish and release it into the Pomperaug River. Festival goers can learn more about fish that live in the river at the arts and crafts area, where they can stamp their T-shirt with an imprint of a fish, and play the “Fish of the Pomperaug” Match Game. Looking for a challenge? Try your hand at fly-casting and fly-tying with guidance from members of the Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Want to get wet?! We’ll teach you about the tiny, spineless creatures (“river bugs”) that live in the river, and learn from them how clean the water is. Folks are also invited to make a mini-sailboat to race down the river. Teams of 4 people can register and compete in a Water Conservation Relay Race that challenges each team to be the fastest at hauling the amount of water used by a single person every day. Directions for making a mini-boat, along with a place to Adopt a Trout, and information about registering a team for the Relay Race can be found online at: www.pomperaug.org. Admission is FREE thanks to generous sponsors: TD Bank; Connecticut Community Foundation; Jack Zazzaro, D.M.D.; Southbury Women’s Club, and Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery and Landscaping.