"The $1 million in state bond funds approved more than a year ago for Walnut Beach improvements has been released and is available to be spent, city officials said Monday….
"At least 100 feet of new beach access at the foot of Stowe Avenue will be created over the winter with $20,000 from the state bond funds and an earlier $14,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection's Long Island Sound grant program….
"Although some erosion-control measures will be included, the new Stowe Avenue Beach will not need sand restoration, he said.
"A separate project to build a boardwalk connecting Walnut Beach and Silver Sands State Park is also scheduled to be completed over the winter…."
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