• 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)

Saturday 04/18 0%
Generally sunny. High 74F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 04/19 0%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 04/20 90%
Rain likely. High near 50F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

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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!