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

Youth Hockey Players Clean up Gorham’s Pond

Article from Darien Times -  February 17, 2021 After neighbors complained that a popular skating spot in Darien was left littered with trash and sports equipment, a group of young hockey players decided they wanted to give back to the area they enjoyed so much. “We...

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A Winter Tradition: Darien Takes to the Ice on Gorham’s Pond

Article from Darien Times - February 1, 2021 While last week’s frigid weather may have numbed some toes, it was also the welcome sign that Gorham’s Pond was ready for ice skating. On Sunday afternoon literally hundreds of people took to the ice—hockey players, figure...

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Darien Neighbors Urge All to Keep Gorham’s Pond Clean

Article from Darien Times - February 5, 2021 The community recently celebrated the scene of many enjoying the long-beloved tradition skating at Gorham’s Pond on a chilly weekend. However, some neighbors are pleading with pond revelers to take their garbage and...

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Bald Eagles Have Returned to Darien’s Gorham’s Pond

Article from Darien Times - September 25, 2019 Bald eagles have returned to the Gorham’s Pond area since the restoration of the Upper section of the Pond. The installation of a fish ladder has enabled river herring to re-establish in this section and therefore the...

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