• Aquatic Plants

    What don't we know

    about West Hill Pond's aquatic plants?
  • Seeking Perfection?

    CT has new fertilizer laws

    how do these changes impact you?
  • Natural History

    For thousands of years ...

    man has graced its shores
  • Watershed Management

    What goes on the ground

    Goes in the lake!


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Weather (New Hartford)

Frost Advisory

3:38 AM EDT on May 22, 2015
8:00 AM EDT on May 23, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Friday 05/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sun and clouds mixed. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 68F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday 05/23 0%
Sunny skies. High 67F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 05/24 0%
Sunshine. High near 80F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

[Current Weather Conditions]

One of Connecticut's Most Beautiful Lakes

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Lake weeds near "Teddy Bear Rocks"
Aquatic plants - macrophytes - can be symbolic of a vibrant ecosystem or one in serious trouble! Understanding what is going on under the water's surface is critical to our understanding of whether our management plans are working.

Read more about West Hill Pond's aquatic plant communities and take the quiz to show how much you learned!