In October 2012, the Federated Garden Club of Connecticut recognized Rowayton Gardeners’ project to renovate the pond area near Rowayton Elementary School by awarding the group its Lee Bauerfeld Award – a Traveling Silver Cup awarded to a club or individual for an outstanding civic project in the community. The project, which ran 2009- 2011, included hand-pulling invasive plants – plus planting new shrubs and bulbs along with a garden of native plants. Two benches were also erected at the charming site. The Rowayton School Pond project is still ongoing. The gardeners wish to thank the city of Norwalk, the 6th Taxing District and the community for their support in this project.