Beach Grass Plantings Expanded

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation continued to expand its ongoing Niantic Bay Beach grass project with new plantings at the Beach on Saturday, April 7. Ten student volunteers from East Lyme High School and UConn Avery Point placed 200 plants in five selected dune areas.  With the 200 plantings in April 2016, this brings the total to 400 plants …

Long-Time Foundation Members Honored By The State

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

Patricia and John Lewis Jr, long-time members of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation, were honored with a citation from the State of Connecticut on their retirement from the Foundation at the Board of Directors’ meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Community Center. State Representative Holly Cheeseman presented the citation on behalf of the General Assembly. Senator Paul Formica …

FOUNDATION AWARDED GRANT FOR BEACH MATS

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation has been awarded a grant of $1,500 to help install beach mats on two local beaches for people with mobility problems. Chelsea Groton Foundation recently approved the funding application as part of its 2017 Fall Grant program for non-profit organizations. The total cost for the ELPTF project , which is chaired by Treasurer Kathie …

NEW BEACH SURVEY PLANNED

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved plans for a new topographical survey of Niantic Bay Beach. It is scheduled for October 2017 and will mark the third survey in the last three years since the beach was opened to the public. This project is part of an on-going sand profiling program being conducted jointly with the East Lyme Parks …

New Website Design Launched!

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

The Foundation is pleased to announce that there has been a major revision to our website:  www.publictrustfoundation.org.  The revision was carried out by Firebrand Designs of New London in cooperation with Foundation President Joe Legg.  The overall goal of Andy Jones, the Firebrand webmaster, was to make the website an attractive, easily accessible, up-to-date resource about the Foundation and its …

The New Mccook Park Bandshell Dedication!

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Mccook Park Bandshell Leave a Comment

Welcome to you all. I am John Hoye, the Vice-President of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation. In January of 2015, Dave Putnam, our outstanding Director of Parks and Recreation, mentioned to the Trust members that one of his wishes for the future would be to build a Band Shell at McCook Point Park. Although I thought that was a …

The East Lyme Public Trust reminds people it is time to think ahead to Fall planting!

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation The Promise of Tomorrow’s Trees Leave a Comment

As we all enjoy the fine weather, walks along the boardwalk, and picnics at McCook Park, it is time to look ahead to fall planting time. The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation in co-operation with the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department is again pleased to offer THE PROMISE of TOMORROW’S TREES-a project to raise funds for the support of …

The Foundation Continues to Offer Plaques on the Boardwalk

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Commemorative Plaques

The Foundation Continues to Offer Plaques on the Boardwalk With the reopening of the entire Niantic Bay Boardwalk in 2016, the Foundation wants to remind you that now is the time to join over 1,700 others who have already done so, and sponsor a plaque on the Boardwalk. There are stories behind every engraved plaque on the Boardwalk.  On the Boardwalk there are now …

The Promise of Tomorrow’s Trees

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation The Promise of Tomorrow’s Trees Leave a Comment

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Inc., in cooperation with the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, is offering sponsors an opportunity to support the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and other town projects of the Trust by participating in THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW’S TREES, a Commemorative Tree Program in East Lyme. These trees will be placed in public spaces in East …