Pond Lily Nature Preserve

Pond Lily is a millpond dating back to the 18th century. Fourteen acres of forest, stream and wetland have been preserved. The preserve features a fishway that allows for the  passage of river herring over the dam and waterfall , providing the fish access to spawning areas further up stream. Accompanying signage details the life history of these fish and their importance in the ecosystem.

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Dam Removal Project

Pond Lily will soon be undergoing some dramatic transformations. Read more about the project and how to help us document the changes here.

Rendering of river and site with dam removed:

A copy of the report evaluating the dam removal is avalible at:
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison St, New Haven, CT

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