Today’s guest post comes from Gregory Ostrinski, a seasonal field scientist monitoring dam removal sites for Save the Sound and CT DEEP. Dams in Connecticut are interwoven with the history of America, playing an important role in the industrialization that helped to make New England what it is today. Starting with settlers in the 1600s, dams have […]
This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate. Last week, you heard from the Green Projects team about vegetation monitoring efforts at the Pond Lily dam removal site. This week, we are taking you an hour further northeast to learn about another monitoring effort occurring at the Hyde Pond […]
On Saturday, May 7, Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, hosted a celebration and volunteer event at the site of the former Hyde Pond Dam. Project leads, neighbors, about 30 volunteers joined forces to plant native vegetation along Whitford Brook where a barrier blocked water flow and fish passage for up to 350 years.
For the first time in over 350 years, Whitford Brook flows free! Save the Sound, supported by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Patagonia, championed the effort to remove Hyde Pond dam in Mystic, CT. The entire dam removal process was captured on camera and transformed into a time lapse video.
CFE/Save the Sound and the US Fish & Wildlife Service are partnering to take down a dam in Mystic.