To the editor:
In a recent letter to Westport Shorelines, an interested citizen reported he was “disappointed to learn that the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) has not seen fit to get vigorously involved with the (Beach Road) issue.”
That assertion is untrue. The WRWA has been following this matter closely and has let appointed and elected Westport officials whose responsibilities include oversight for enforcement of development and environmental matters know about our concerns regarding use of the Beach Avenue site as a town beach.
Those communications have focused in particular on various laws and regulations that are in place to assure integrity of barrier beach property as well as the federal, state and local officials, agencies, and boards that are charged with enforcing compliance with their provisions.
As it has for more than 35 years, the WRWA will take action that is consistent with our mission and necessary to assure that using the Beach Avenue property as a town beach will not occur unless and until the parties interested in that use have first complied with applicable environmental statutes and regulations.
President, Westport River Watershed Alliance