The Dreamers – Andy Pappas and Jay Gionet. Two men with a Bold Vision.

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Volunteers Who Make The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Possible

The power of a dream is incalculable. East Lyme’s dream of providing more access to the town’s waterfront, began in 1866, over 139 years ago, when the residents of East Lyme  met to discuss the possibility of constructing a town wharf into Niantic Bay. In her book, The East Lyme Handbook, the late Olive Chendali, the Town Historian, described what …

Introduction To The Volunteers Behind The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Volunteers Who Make The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Possible

In April 2020, as I began to understand the import of the Virus, I decided to write a “history” of the East Lyme Boardwalk.  I wanted to cover the founders, the volunteers, the non-boardwalk projects of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation, and more.  I hope you will find this series informative. June M. Hoye Publicity Chair- East Lyme Public …

Harbingers of spring- Tree Planting Time in two new areas of East Lyme

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

In the middle of February, we long to see that first robin at McCook Park, the first pussy willow bud at the inner harbor walkway to Cini Park, and the first crocus peeking from the snow at the gardens at the Hole-in-the-Wall.   Now, participants can contribute to these signs of spring with some new plantings. The Promise of Tomorrow’s Trees, …

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 …

Dr. Robert DeSanto Honored by the East Lyme Public Trust

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation recently recognized Dr. Robert DeSanto for his 25 years of service in working to create the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach at a celebration and band concert hosted by the Foundation at McCook Park Pavilion on July 26, 2019. Officials from the town of East Lyme, the Connecticut State Legislature, and the US Senate …