E.L. Public Trust Foundation adding upgrades to the Boardwalk

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

East Lyme has always strived to be a welcoming community.  To that end, the Public Trust Foundation has been working on a project to make the Niantic Bay Beach more accessible for people with disabilities, with walkers, with canes, or parents with strollers.  Kathie Cassidy, the chairperson of this project, has announced that the E.L. Parks and Rec. Commission installed, …

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

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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 …