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Pond Restoration Underway

Leisure Services is restoring McGovern Pond at Spicebush Swamp on Mountain Road. This project will remove sedimentation, primarily from the upstream side of the pond to preserve this freshwater pond’s ecosystem. The restoration plan has been approved by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers. The project is expected to last from February to early April, and will be conducted in three phases—Preparation, Active Work, and Restoration. Please review the Project Summary for more information. 

For questions, please email Doug Jackson, Park Naturalist at Westmoor Park.

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Location Map 
First page of the PDF file: Location-Map
Restoration Project summary 2021
First page of the PDF file: Project-Summary-2021
Photo collage 
First page of the PDF file: photos-mcgovern-pond