Great Meadows Marsh


Access Point: Near 400 Long Beach Blvd
Additional Information: http://townofstratford.com/content/39842/41828/default.aspx

The Great Meadows salt marsh is connected to the back-side of Long Beach by Lewis Gut, a body of water fed from several freshwater creeks and the waters of Long Island Sound through Bridgeport Harbor. The barrier beach protects the Lewis Gut abayment from the wave action associated with Long Island Sound. The Great Meadows is an extensive tidal marsh ecosystem behind and protected by Long Beach. Though it once occupied a much larger area, the Great Meadows still provides critical habitat for a diversity of fish and wildlife species. Approximately 270 species of birds can be seen at different times of the year. The area north and west of Lewis Gut contains the only unditched high marsh left in the state. It encourages transient shorebirds and waterfowl to breed and feed.

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