Who We Are

The Friends of Gorham’s Pond is a group of concerned citizens who are committed to restoring, preserving and protecting the vital Gorham’s Pond Watershed, composed of Gorham’s Pond, the Goodwives River and the Stony Brook River. The Friends of Gorham’s Pond, a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks to restore and protect this key asset to the Town of Darien. Recent Town surveys found that the Gorham’s Pond watershed is only second to the public schools as the asset citizens are the most proud. We also want to highlight of the Watershed’s importance to the myriad of wildlife and aquatic species living here.

To this end, we seek to raise awareness and funds to restore and rebuild the wildlife habitats lost due to the enormous amount of road sand from I95 clogging this waterway. We have sought State funds and have been granted monies to begin the restoration at the top of the watershed, at the Upper Pond of the Goodwives River. This project took its first steps the Fall of 2015.

Further efforts will begin this winter to gain additional public and private funds with which we plan to continue the restoration down river and ultimately to Gorham’s Pond itself.

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FOGP in the News

Friends of Gorham's Pond Reception and Annual Meeting 2017 Friends of Gorham’s Pond Reception and Annual Meeting 2017
Please join the Friends of Gorham’s Pond for a Reception and Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:30 – 7:00 pm.

Restored Upper Pond - First Step for Gorhams Pond Restoration CompletedFriends of Gorham’s Pond 2017 Newsletter
Much has been going on with FOGP over the past two years. Learn all about it in our 2017 newsletter.

L to R: Ed Gentile, Darien Director of Public works, Lucia Zachowski, President, Friends of Gorham's Pond, State Rep Terrie Wood, John Lundeen, FOGP Chair, Jayme Stevenson, Darien First Selectman and State Senator Carlo Leone.Darien Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Commemorate Completion of Dam Restoration and Sediment Dredging Project at Goodwives River

On Friday, October 21, 2016, the Town of Darien, CT hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of a dam restoration and sediment dredging project at the Goodwives River, a longtime goal of the Friend’s of Gorham’s Pond.

Warm Weather Keeps River Project Running – Darien Times Article
January 21, 2016 – The delay of winter weather has allowed for more progress to be made on the Goodwives River dam repair and sediment dredging project.

The Friends of Gorham’s Pond
PO Box 3336
Darien, CT 06820