NJ - Pallone Announces Additional Beach Replenishment Projects for Jersey Shore
Added federal funding for work in Long Branch, Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach; critics question efficacy of the program
More beach replenishment is on the way to the Jersey Shore, a congressman representing the northern portion of the Shore announced earlier this week.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6th) says federal appropriations will fund additional beach replenishment projects in Long Branch, Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach.
“Restoration projects like beach replenishment ensure our beautiful beaches will remain safe and enjoyable for residents and tourists for years to come,” he said in a statement.
The newly announced replenishment projects, set to run from fall 2020 through spring 2021, are in addition to other recent and ongoing Army Corps of Engineers work in the municipalities.
It’s the latest in a years-long string of beach replenishment projects in New Jersey that have spanned all four coastal counties. Pumping sand from offshore, many of the projects have resulted in an additional beach width of between 100 and 300 feet and dunes more than 20 feet high.