Following the destruction caused by the 1938 hurricane, in 1952 a group of Quonochontaug Pond residents purchased parts of the beach to protect it from future development. Today, NICA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our only mission is to preserve QBB as a sustainable ecological environment capable of supporting plant and animal life and encouraging passive enjoyment of the beach by residents and visitors on foot only, subject to the following regulations to protect wildlife and prevent erosion of the beach:
- Only authorized vehicles may travel along the “sand trail” and no parking by anyone is allowed on the beach face or along the sand trail at any time.
- Extreme care must be taken not to traverse or walk upon the dunes, except at designated access routes and no trampling of beach grasses or vegetated areas is allowed.
- Destruction or removal of signs, fencing, vegetation or other dune protection or stabilization systems is prohibited.