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Enders Island Shoreline Erosion Protection Project

 
Enders Island is located on the Southwestern portion of Stonington, CT in Fishers Island Sound.
The purpose of the project is to stabilize the existing seawall and prevent further erosion of the island behind the seawall.  Waves have damaged the existing seawall during storm events and have, on occasion, overtopped the wall, causing erosion on the landward side.
The erosion threatens the stability of the wall and function of the septic system serving St. Edmund’s Retreat.  Without permanent protection of the seawall, the landward property will continue to erode, the septic system will cease to function properly and the wall will collapse.
Once the wall collapses, the entire island will be exposed to eroding wave energy and will cease to function as a retreat and public passive recreation area.