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 Spring 2018 Newsletter

The Gorham’s Pond watershed is a magnificent and unique environmental treasure. Striving to restore and preserve this asset, the Friends of Gorham’s Pond (FOGP) conducted many productive activities in 2017. Read about these activties in our Spring 2018 Newsletter...

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Bald Eagle Siting at Gorham’s Pond

The Friends of Gorham's Pond 2016 restoration of the Upper Pond has vastly improved the habitat for many different species. As shown in this video, Bald eagles have returned to this area and are breeding. Several juveniles were spotted last year.

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