Niantic Bay Beach Project

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Beach Preservation and Beach Grass Planting

Actions: Two components. Beach Grass component: Under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Juliana Barrett, Botanist with UCONN Sea Grant, beach grass was planted in four selected Dunes areas along the beach, to help retain sand. East Lyme High School and UCONN Avery Point students were engaged to plant the grass in April 2016. We’re happy to report that these …

Planting of Beach Grasses by a Team of Local High School & College Students

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Beach Preservation and Beach Grass Planting

The photographs shown here were taken April 9, 2016,  at the plantingof beach grasses by a team of eight students from  East Lyme HighSchool and six college students from the Sea Grant Program  at theUniversity  of Connecticut, Avery Point.  Drs. Juliana Barrett and W.Frank Bohlen, both of the University’s prestigious program, have servedas science advisors of the project.  Jim Gallagher, …