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Gardens at Lake Kenosia Help Protect Our Beach

All three phases now complete!

The City of Danbury and the Lake Kenosia Commission announce the completion of the buffer gardens around the Lake Kenosia Park beach. The buffer gardens are a zone of plantings that provide a transitional space between the lawn and the water, preventing erosion of beach sand and trapping run-off pollutants in the roots of the plants. The initial plantings have matured and the plots have filled in with the grasses, shrubs, and native flowering plants. A celebration of the completed project took place June 30th, 2012. Thanks to all who came. The mayor opened the day with a ribbon cutting and there were kayak demonstrations, canoe tours of the lake, live birds of prey, garden tours, and more. See our Facebook page for photos from the day.
Click here to see the News Times article on the event.



WestConn Students Study Stormwater Runoff in Lake Kenosia


Connecticut's Institute of Water Resources awarded an $11,000 grant to Western Connecticut State University to conduct a baseline study of how pollutants from storm water flow into Lake Kenosia. The grant, subsidized by the U.S. Geological Survey, was matched by $9,000 of corporate donations to the university as local cost-sharing for the project. Lake Kenosia Commission environmental consultant, Jack Kozuchowski directed the students in what is hoped to be the first step in a "treatment train" to cleanse runoff into the lake, which is part of the City of Danbury's water supply.