The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation continues to monitor Niantic Bay Beach

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Beach Preservation and Beach Grass Planting, News, Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach

On November 6, 2019, the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation, in partnership with the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Dept., met to discuss their annual survey of Niantic Bay Beach, which they have conducted for the last 5 years.  Gerwick/Mereen, a surveying company of East Lyme, reported that the beach has remained relatively stable. Surveyors Bob Conigliaro and Mike Mason …

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, …