• 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)

Tuesday 01/27 100%
Windy. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions this morning will give way to snow showers this afternoon. High 19F. Winds NNW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/28 0%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 23F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 01/29 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 32F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

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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!