Longstanding plans for the next in a series of artifical reefs of the Jersey coast show signs of life with a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Almost immediately, the New Jersey Sierra Club sounded a warning about the risk of over-fishing.
One of the items on last week's menu at the Ocean County Mayor's Association Meeting in Toms River for DEP Commissioner Bob Martin was protecting New Jersey's ocean front...with plans to resolve those issues expected to take a while.
A State Appellate Court consisting of three judges will hear appeals from residents along the Ocean County coastline whose oceanfront properties were seized via eminent domain by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Another step in keeping the shore ready for future storms takes place on Saturday at Island Beach State Park with the planting of dune grass, with the combined efforts of volunteers and state officials.