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State Gives Toms River $1 million Beach Replenishment Grant

Toms River will be able to better protect itself from future storms while awaiting for the much-delayed Army Corps of Engineers Beach Replenishment project to be completed, thanks to a $1 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). 

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Shore lawmakers Oppose $3 Tices Shoal Walk-in Fee

9th District Legislators are calling on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to rescind a $3 fee boaters must pay to access Island Beach State Park through the Fisherman's Walkway adjacent to Tices Shoal. 

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Stalled Army Corps Beach Replenishment Project costing Toms River

Toms River is being forced to spend $500,000 to replenish protective sand dunes that washed away during the January 26 Nor’easter as a temporary fix while the federal Army Corps of Engineers Project remains stalled due to easement holdouts, according to Township Engineer Robert Chankalian. The dunes that were swept out to sea cost $400,000 to build.

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Dorothy Alexander (c) honored by Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher and the Township Council (Towmsquare Media NJ)
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Dorothy Alexander Brightening Toms River

If Toms River doesn't look sparkly clean to you, that might soon change - and one township woman's spearheading effort makes it possible.

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Gef Flimlin (Rutgers)
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Group Seek Recruits to Nurture Baby Clams in the Bay

A very special organization that's unique to the Jersey Shore is getting ready to restart its mission.

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Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Bay Partnership
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More Sandy Damaged Shellfish Beds Reopen

We can soon start eating more Jersey Fresh crustaceans from the Barnegat Bay. The State Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is reopening the southern part of the Sandy-damaged shellfish beds in the bay Friday morning.

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Ocean County Gets Nearly $850K in NJ Recycling Grants

Ocean County's 33 communities will divide more than $848,000 in grants from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to enhance their recycling efforts.

Toms River snaps up $177,138 of the total, which is part of about $13,100,000 being distributed statewide

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Atlantic Cape Community College (Facebook)
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The State Helps NJ Hotels Go Green

New Jersey's Hospitality Industry will be getting a little help in going green this week from the state.

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Oyster Creek nuclear plant (Exelon)
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Oyster Creek’s Closure the Topic of a Public Hearing

If you have concerns about the process involved in the eventual closure of Exelon's Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township and its safe operation until then, there's a meeting being held just for you next month.

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Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant (Exelon)
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NJDEP Announces Oyster Creek Closure Prep Meeting

As time inches toward the 2019 closure of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting that will begin the process of forming a Decommissioning Plan.

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