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    THIS SAYS IT ALL – From Representative Rutherford of Florida, Regarding Beach Renourishment

    by  • November 7, 2017 • Calls to Action, News

    THIS SAYS IT ALL To inspire you, here’s what Rep. Rutherford (R-FL4 – Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville Beach) said at a Congressional Transportation and Infrastructure hearing last week: “For coastal communities like mine, beaches, sand dunes and other shoreline infrastructure provide the first line of defense against storm surge.  New Jersey saw it 5 years ago...

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    Rip Current Awareness

    by  • October 3, 2017 • News

    The unusually warm temperatures have brought people back to the beach to enjoy the sand and surf. Unfortunately, the recent hurricanes have brought with them a strong surf and an increase in dangerous life-threatening rip currents. The recent tragic deaths are a warning that caution is the watchword. Before heading to the beach, check...

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    WRDA Bill Passes Senate, House, and is Signed by President

    by  • January 10, 2017 • News

    Before the Congress recessed for the year, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” or the “WIIN Act” (also known as the Water Resource Development Act ), which includes many provisions to help protect, restore, and increase the resilience of U.S. coastlines. The President signed the...

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    JSP Co-Chairs National Shore and Beach Preservation Conference

    by  • November 3, 2016 • News

    The Jersey Shore Partnership co-chaired the National Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) recent conference in Long Branch with Stevens Institute of Technology and Mott MacDonald. Congressman Frank Pallone was keynote speaker. More than 350 participants focused on innovative ideas and solutions to building more sustainable coastlines. The Co-Chairs presented an award to Lynn Bocamazo,...

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    Good News For Beach Protection Funding

    by  • September 12, 2016 • News

    Senate Bill S311 sponsored by Senator Joe Kyrillos and Assembly Bill A2954 sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew would increase the Shore Protection Fund from $25 million to $50 million, the amount that is credited each year to the Shore Protection Fund from realty transfer fees. The Jersey Shore Partnership initiated the legislation and...

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    How Beach Replenishment Works

    by  • August 25, 2016 • News

    Margot Walsh of the Jersey Shore Partnership recently had the opportunity to witness the dredging for beach replenishment first hand. “On Monday, I went out on a Great Lakes Dredging Company dredger off LBI to learn how sand actually gets to our beaches.  It is a very interesting science and, I must say, requires...

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