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Niles Pond at Risk

Niles Pond Brace Cove Storm Damage ©Kim Smith 2013
The narrow strip of land that separates freshwater Niles Pond from the Atlantic Ocean was severely damaged during Blizzicane Nemo.

Niles Pond Brace Cove Storm Damage -1 ©Kim Smith 2013 copy

Niles Pond Brace Cove Storm Damage 3 ©Kim Smith 2013

In several places along the footpath, there are cuts clear through the granite dune and a sandy beach is forming on the Niles Pond side. Shrubs, wildflowers, and ground covers that help retain the sides of the causeway have been uprooted and washed away.

Niles Pond Brace Cove Storm Damage -4 ©Kim Smith 2013.

To read more about what makes this narrowest strip of land dividing Niles Pond and Brace Cove so unique, see JoeAnn Hart’s beautiful story about Niles Pond.

Niles Pond Brace Cove Storm Damage -5 ©Kim Smith 2013

Niles Pond and Brace Cove Footpath Storm Damage