Ash Creek Salt Marsh
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
1700-1800s -- site of the old Tide Mill Dam from. Here farmers conducted salt hay farming.
2005 -- in a 50-50 split, the H. Smith Richardson Conservation Trust Fund and the Aspetuck Land Trust paid $45,000 to the Massello family for ownership of the land. The deal was approved by the Conservation Commission and Board of Selectmen.
There are routine school field trips to the marshlands to study the wildlife.
ospreys, a variety of fish, crabs, clams, oysters and waterfowl
Andy Hutchinson. January 17, 2005. Great News! Great Marsh Island bought by Local Conservation Groups; Town Acquires Ash Creek Marshland. Page A4 of the Fairfield Minuteman. http://faculty.fairfield.edu/lsteffen/acca/acca.htm