Belleview Pond, RI, Fish Ladder Being Repaired

The Nature Conservancy and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are collaborating on repairs to the fish ladder at Ryan Park on 108-acre Belleville Pond in North Kingstown, RI.

The fish ladder is intended to allow river herring to access the pond and Secret Lake for spawning after navigating the Annaquatucket River from lower Narragansett Bay.

The nearly 50-year-old fish ladder has not been functioning as planned due to an accumulation of sediment and other debris.