Ben Wood was a Mianus Chapter intern who tragically died in February 2016 at the age of 23.
An avid angler and a biology and environmental studies major from Fairfield University, Ben had a deep interest in river health and had been studying the water quality in the Naugatuck River as part of a school research project. He wanted to do more, and jumped at every chance to help Mianus TU.
Following his death, Ben's family created the Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund at the chapter to support important river restoration and internship work for decades to come.
Join the Wood family and Mianus TU on Sept. 8 & 9 as we continue to honor Ben's legacy with a river restoration project.
We will be installing a large series of conifer revetments in the river, structures which help prevent erosion, narrow and deepen the river and create increased habitat for trout. We will be working each day from approximately 9 a.m. to noon on the Norwalk River at Merwin Meadows Park in Wilton.
LOCAL RIVER RESTORATION PROJECTS Since 1973, the Mianus Chapter has been restoring local rivers and improving habitat for trout and other aquatic life.
In recent years, work has focused on the Norwalk River, where the chapter has protected a spawning wild brown trout population, and on the Mianus River, where work on our namesake stream continues to enhance the fishing and improve the river.
MIANUS CHAPTER GEAR Fish the local rivers in style and proclaim your support for local river restoration with new Mianus Chapter gear.
Fishing caps available in Navy, Green, Khaki, Black and Red feature the chapter logo on the front and the words "Coldwater Conservation" on the back. Light-weight fishing shirts, available in White, Light Blue and Green, are perfect for a day on the stream.