THE GODFATHER OF THE BOARDWALK

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

A Retrospective Review with Bob deSanto  by June Hoye This video interview was conducted in August 2021 with Bob DeSanto, past president  of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation. The interviewers were June Hoye, Publicity Chair of the Foundation, and Joe Legg, past president, and current vice president. The videographer was Jack Mingo, a student at Boston University. This interview …

Foundation Launches History Section

Joseph Legg News

The Foundation has installed a new History section on the website as of September 26, 2021. It is designed to chronicle the activities of the organization since its incorporation in 1994. It offers readers the opportunity to look back not only on our activities and achievements in the public interest, but also on many of the people who have contributed …

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 …