CT - First ‘living shoreline’ in CT proposed near former Hepburn estate

The former Fenwick home of Katharine Hepburn sits seaside behind a tidal salt pond at 10 Mohegan Ave. The area provides essential coastal habitat as well as a classic Old Saybrook view while strolling around Fenwick or playing the second hole of Fenwick Golf Course.

In order to protect the coastline in this area, the Lynde Point Land Trust, Inc., recently submitted a permit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to the permit application, the goal of the project is to stabilize shoreline erosion and protect Lynde Point Marsh, Mohegan Ave., Crab Creek and the adjacent salt pond from the threat of increasingly frequent storms.

To view the permit application and more specifics on the proposed work, visit https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices/. Comments from the public will be accepted through May 7.

The project will “develop a living shore east of the old Katharine Hepburn property,” according to Marilyn Ozols, Borough of Fenwick land use administrator.

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