Alewife Cove Conservancy

Alewife Cove In The News

Jan. 28, 2020 - presents Information about Dams on Privately Owned Properties in CT View VIDEO

Nov. 10, 2019 - Waterford group to remove dam to allow alewives to spawn Read More...

Nov. 2, 2019 - $187,282 Grant Awarded to Bring the Alewife back to Alewife Cove! Read More...

Oct. 12, 2019 - 1st Annual Alewife Cove Conservancy Endless Summer FUNdraiser! Read More...

Oct. 10, 2019 - Bringing alewives back into Alewife Cove . Read More at TheDay...

July 6, 2019 - New London hires firm to undertake watershed management plan Read More at TheDay...

May 4, 2019 - Niantic's annual Earthfest celebrates the environment Read More at TheDay...

Our Mission Statement

The Alewife Cove Conservancy (ACC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization that is dedicated to protecting and improving the health of Alewife Cove which is bordered by Waterford and New London, CT. The ACC has three fundamental principles:

  • ​To utilize ecosystem-based management to design solutions for the complex of challenges that affect Alewife Cove and Long Island Sound;

  • To empower our youth and community to take action and protect our waters through volunteer participation in Citizen Science and volunteer efforts;

  • To create a community of stewards that value, protect and are inspired to preserve our vital natural resources.

Who We Are

Community members from the region have long been concerned with the health of Alewife Cove. In 2016 a group established the Alewife Cove Conservancy (ACC) as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our focus was on preserving the ecosystem, particularly in light of the need for dredging and removal of a dam that impedes the spawning of the alewife. In addition, the use of the Cove by residents of all ages, especially students, is a core aspect of our mission. We have a growing membership.

Chris Clouet


Edward Lamoureux


Rachel Barclay


William Kinsella


Board of Directors:

Christopher Clouet (EdD) (Co-Chair)

Edward Lamoureux (Co-Chair)

Bill Kinsella (Treasurer)

Rachel Barclay (Secretary)

Angela Velilla

Chris Allan MES

Betsy Perkins

Tim Visel

New England Science and Sailing (NESS)

Dave Sugrue

Nancy Parent (PhD)

Louise Fabrykiewicz

Remi Lavergne

Bruce Bowdish (PhD)

Alison Burdick (EdD)