We are the Friends of Moeckel Pond

We need your help to restore and permanently protect 40 acres of wetlands, and provide public access for passive water recreation!

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Latest News: Construction of the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam has begun!!

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Moeckel Pond was created in 1778 by a dam that was the foundation of Simpson Mill. For over 200 years the pond as been source of food and rest for migrating waterfowl, and a supply of water for the abundant wildlife in the surrounding woods.  It also helped restore clean water to the aquifer used by people.

In 2010, damage to Moeckel Dam forced the once vibrant pond to be drained, leaving a dry lifeless bed of weeds. Waterfowl lost their feeding grounds, silt washes downstream, fish and turtles are gone.  There is no water for fire protection, and a beautiful New Hampshire pond is lost.

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The Friends of Moeckel Pond is a non-profit charity formed to reconstruct the dam and restore this environment.  We need your help to reach our fundraising goal.  Please give. The heron and the fox will appreciate your gift.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about this important initiative.  Consider starting with our informational video or reading of the latest news.  Sincere thanks for your interest!



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