Contact Us
Make My Homepage

New Jersey evaluates new method of raising marshes

TRENTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are launching a study of the effectiveness of new methods to protect coastal towns from storms.

Barnegat Bay in Toms River
Barnegat Bay in Toms River (Barnegat Bay Alliance)

Officials announced Monday that the $8 million project would use clean dredge material to restore salt marshes in an attempt to make the towns more resilient against storms.

Officials say the first phase of the project started last week on wetlands in Cape May County.

The process would use clean dredged sentiment to raise the level of marshes to make them healthy again.

Officials say the project is being paid for through a grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, as well as the Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Transportation.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.