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Increase to NJ Shores

Local News | Aug 01, 2014

Increase to NJ Shores

MONMOUTH COUNTY – On July 24, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting an increase in the New Jersey Shore Protection Fund.

For the past two decades, the New Jersey Legislature has allocated $25 million annually for the New Jersey Protection Fund, 65 percent of which is matched by federal dollars, for important coastal projects.

The Shore Protection Fund was created to guard public and private infrastructure and property against coastal storm damage, sea-level rise and erosion.  Protection projects include beach replenishment and maintenance of bulkheads, jetties and seawalls.