Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach – Phase 2

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach

Phase 2:  Post 2006 to July 2013, including the reconstruction of the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, starting in 2009,  and the reopening of a newer and larger eastern section of the Niantic Bay Beach in July 2013. Phase 2, 2009-2013, construction of the Niantic Bay Beach and eastern half of Boardwalk Before – 2009 Before – 2009 After – 2013 This …

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 …

Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach and Beach – Phase 1

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach

Phase 1:  The Original Overlook.  This started with “the dream” in 1994 and culminated in the original dedication  on July 15, 2005. The Dream: Development of the Niantic Bay Overlook Project    Author: June Hoye 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 …