Monday, May 1, Field Trip for the kids at Brickett Elementary School!

Yahoo, what a day! The power and majesty of the North Atlantic was on full display. The wind was howling, the waves were crashing and the gulls were crying. A sunburst through the clouds made the water glisten. We're so happy that Brickett made the decision to visit the outdoor classroom just ten minutes away from the school's front door.

The winds kept the sea birds on shore and we had some great sightings:
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Double-crested Comorant (including a nice flypast in "vee" formation)
American Black Duck
Common Eider
Long-tailed Duck (Note: These are rather elusive birds and today was the first time Jeff and I had seen so many together at one time. Very cool.)
All three species of the sea ducks known as Scoters were present; the Black, White-winged and Surf. This is also unusual.
The Osprey that nests in Lynn Harbor made a few flyovers just before the students arrived.
Present in the park were; European Starlings, House Sparrows, Mourning Doves, Common Grackles and Robins. There were also swallows present, either Bank Swallows or immature Tree Swallows. More to follow.

We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did. Please pass our sincerest thanks to the parents and teachers that volunteered today. If there is any interest in doing this next year, we'd love to come back. In the meantime, stay safe and have a great summer.

All the best,
Jeff Nollet, Tom Cullinane and T.J. Cullinane
Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach

FOLNB Vice President Michael Celona and his daughter Lucia participated in Save the Harbor / Save the Bay Shamrock Splash and raised $776. The money Michael and Lucia raised goes towards a grant FOLNB will receive to help support our popular summer concert series! - Thank you Michael & Lucia!

Two years ago, the Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach requested the railings be replaced due to deterioration, but with Covid and extensive supply chain delays the delivery of the handrails didn’t arrive until this year.
Thanks to DCR and the Friends advocacy, the work will begin on March 8, 2023. A major improvement to Lynn Beach Reservation.
Beginning Wednesday, March 8, 2023, and continuing through Friday, April 28, 2023 (excluding weekends), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will conduct railing replacement work atop the sea wall and handrail replacement work on ramps to the beach along Lynn Shore Drive in the City of Lynn from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.
The roadway will remain open to vehicular traffic, and there will be minimal effects to pedestrian walkways and sidewalks; ramps to the beach may be closed off at some point during construction. Detours will be clearly marked, and DCR urges visitors to use caution in construction areas and around equipment.

Two members of the Lynn Penguins, Terrence Cullinane and Matt Coulon, did their yearly New Year's Day Plunge into the water at King’s Beach to support FOLNB. Thank you Terrance and Lauren Cullinane and Lynn Penguins!

Download the latest newsletter Volume 16 Dec 2022

At Kings Beach just before the Lynn/Swampscott line there is a new sign available in both English and Spanish providing information about Stacey’s Brook, the flags, and why swimming is not advisable. August 2022

The Red Rock Park Entertainment Series continued on August 11th with White Lightnin’. This was part of a family-friendly concert series happening Thursday nights at Red Rock Park every July & August. Tony Gallo, lead singer, spoke about playing down along the beach and what people can expect coming down. The last concert was held Thursday, August 18th at 6pm with the 12:01 Blues Band. August 2022

Teaming Up to Clean King's Beach
Lynn by Paul Halloran
July 19, 2022

See the full article here.


Lynn article about the water quality at King's Beach Lynn by Alena Kuzub
May 29, 2022

King's Beach lags in water quality