After consulting with the New Haven office of Save the Sound and the Land Trust of West Haven Inc., the city launched the first of a three-phase project on Oct. 6, 2021, to restore the beachfront parcels along the Savin Rock boardwalk that were previously overrun by invasive plant species.
The West Haven Shoreline Restoration Project will unfold over the next two years in the following phases:
Remove invasive plants.
Perform a site analysis and recommend restoration alternatives.
Choose a restoration design and implement it.
The project’s ultimate goal is to showcase the best practices of coastal resilience in a way that is educational and enjoyable while enhancing West Haven’s regional reputation.