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Fairfield's New Conservation Director Talks Natural Resource Preservation

First Selectman Mike Tetreau welcomes Brian Carey to his new office as conservation director for the town of Fairfield.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau welcomes Brian Carey to his new office as conservation director for the town of Fairfield. Photo Credit: Town of Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Brian Carey, Fairfield's new conservation director, will discuss protecting the area's vital natural resources the Mill River Wetland Committee's (MRWC) 49th Annual Meeting on Feb. 23.

Carey will present his insight on the roles and functions of the Conservation Department and how it impacts everyday life in Fairfield.

Prior to serving Fairfield, Carey previously worked as Conservation Superintendent for the Town of Stratford. He was instrumental in the 35-acre Long Beach West Barrier Beach Restoration Project, which received the Coastal America Partnership Award by President Obama.

Carey also acquired a $2.85 million state grant to demolish and remediate the 10.5 acre Contract Plating site and started the Town of Stratford's first Brownfield program, which has received more than $4 million in federal and state funding since 2011.

The free, public meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Main Library's Memorial Room.

The MRWC began developing and conducting the River-Lab Program for kids in grades 3 through 6 in 1967. For more information on MRWC, visit www.riverlab.org .

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