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Long Beach West Cottage Removal and Habitat Restoration
Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Northeast Region, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Trust for Public Land, Connecticut Audubon Society, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the Town of Stratford, and others.
Produced by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Northeast Region


Thirty-seven cottages and multiple other structures were removed from a 35-acre stretch of barrier beach in Stratford, Conn. The area now provides habitat for many animal species, including the federally threatened piping plover. This project was awarded a Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award and was funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars.

Last updated: April 8, 2013