However the creation of the pond by damming Shaw’s Creek created negative consequences for fish habitat (warming the water and blocking spawning routes). Siltation of the pond is detracting from its visual and recreational utility and work is required on the dam and retaining walls. The non-profit Alton Millpond Association has been established with the aim of rehabilitating the dam and pond while improving the fish habitat and making the pond a stellar recreational amenity for the general public.
Conservation Projects & Causes
Alton Millpond Restoration