There are a couple sure signs of a new year - gyms packed with resolution makers, cold & flu season, and naked Christmas trees waiting for pickup day on the curb. But this year, your Christmas tree could truly help restore the shore.

A number of drop off points have been designated in Ocean County where you can bring your tree (stripped of decorations and lights of course), the lumber will be used to help strengthen and rebuild sand dunes.

Here are some of the drop off locations:

Cattus Island County Park
1170 Cattus Island Boulevard
Drop off on January 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ortley Beach EMS
6th and 35 South
Drop off now through Jan. 12

Plumstead Township Maintenance Building Parking Lot
Pine Street
Drop off on Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon

Silverton Farms
1520 Silverton Road
Toms River