Fowler Island

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Coordinates: 41°14′13″N 73°07′13″W / 41.2370°N 73.1203°W / 41.2370; -73.1203

Fowler Island is the sole island owned by Milford, Connecticut north of I-95 in the Housatonic River.[1] The island is north of the Moses Wheeler Bridge, and south of the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge.[2] The island is uninhabited except for occasional visits by anglers, bird watchers and duck hunters; all transportation to the island is by boat.

The island's maximum elevation is approximately 7 feet (2.1 m).[3] The mercury content was evaluated in 2003 at ~300 to 5000 ppb.[4]

From 2011 the island was part of a multi-year wetland restoration report by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NOAA, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The project goal was to eradicate an invasive species of plant known as Phragmites.[5]

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