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
The Friends of Gorham’s Pond announced today that for the third year in a row they will sponsor Town-wide Christmas Caroling on Sunday Dec, 15 at 5:00 pm.
Lucia Zachowski, president of the Friends of Gorham’s Pond, was featured in the November 21, 2019 issue of the Darien Times.
Join us for Cocktails to Celebrate the Return of Bald Eagles to Gorham’s Pond! The Friends of Gorham’s Pond Annual Meeting - Sunday, November 10,2019. The Friends of Gorham’s Pond Annual Meeting follows, featuring a presentation by Patrick Comins, the Executive...
Since the mid 1700’s Gorham’s Pond has been central to the Town of Darien. In colonial times, it was THE trading and meeting place for all settlers in this area. Today, Gorham’s Pond comprises a magnificent recreational and environmental venue for all residents....
The Friends of Gorham's Pond is sponsoring a Caroling Sing Along at Pear Tree Beach December 16th at 5:00 PM