The Aspetuck Watershed
The Aspetuck River drainage basin defines Redding's east side. The river Itself flows out of Newtown to join the Saugatuck River at Lyons Plain. Public open space and former water company lands, now part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest, comprise much of the watershed, while important aquifers underlie several stretches of the river and its tributaries.
Recognizing the aesthetic resources of the Aspetuck Valley, the Conservation Commission, in the Town's 1998 Open Space Plan, designated this area for preservation as one of the greenbelts in Redding which comprise the Town's four major water systems.
Three open space lands are described in this section, Huntington State Park, the Town's adjacent Couch Hill Preserve and the Land Trust's Ground Pine Sanctuary. ❧