Resources

New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting the New Jersey Back Bays Study to investigate Coastal Storm Risk Management strategies and solutions for reducing damages from coastal flooding affecting population, critical infrastructure, critical facilities, property, and ecosystems. The Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary is one of the water bodies included in the study. The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework for the study area, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more than 18,000 structures to reduce the risk of flood damages associated with storm surge. The Barnegat Bay Partnership has more information about the study here, including a recording of a virtual meeting with USACE staff about the Tentatively Selected Plan. 

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Native Plants

What can you do to protect our bay? The Barnegat Bay Partnership with Jersey Friendly Yards has these tips about planting a native garden:

Going Native–a Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed

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Rain Barrels

Be on the look-out for our Rain Barrel Workshop in early summer.  For information on the benefits of Rain Barrels check out these links:

6 Good Reasons to Get a Rain Barrel | Greener Ideal

Step 3: Water Wisely – Jersey-Friendly Yards (jerseyyards.org)

Benefits of Rainwater from Rain Barrels (rainbarrelguide.com)

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LBT Water Trail

More info coming soon!

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Monofilament Recycling Locations-LBI

  • Holgate Parking Lot – Next to public restrooms;
  • Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club (420 N Pennsylvania Ave Beach Haven);
  •  East 13th Street, North Beach Haven, Beachfront;
  • Jingles Bait & Tackle Shop (1214 N Bay Ave North Beach Haven);
  • Spray Beach Yacht Club (23rd St Spray Beach);
  • East 34th Street Beachfront;
  • E 66th Ave Beachfront;
  • 31st St Ship Bottom, Beachfront;
  • Fisherman’s Headquarters – No bin but will accept used monofilament;
  • Surf City Bait & Tackle 317 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City;
  • East Coast Avenue, Loveladies, Beachfront

For information on monofilament recycling and to learn more check out:  https://mrrp.myfwc.com/

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