Ponds are typically taken for granted. We see them as we pass by and perhaps recall pleasant memories of
swimming, fishing, catching frogs, canoeing or watching waterfowl and fish, but most residents of Chester
County have little understanding of where our ponds have come from, or of what they provide ecologically
for the region.
This website primarily describes the history, ecology and management of ponds in Chester County. Clicking
the buttons for
and Pond Sediments
from the menu bar
at the top of the page will lead to a wealth of information on a range of topics of personal
interest to homeowners, students and environmental professionals. Interactive maps
may be accessed using the
Other sources of information may be accessed within the sections, and also using the
Resources & Links
button. Finally, if you wish further information or
want to leave a comment regarding this site, click on the
button at the upper left.
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