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Mid-Atlantic Residents See Ocean Health as Major Economic Issue


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 – Monmouth University – Want More Government Action on Environment, Climate Change Protection WEST LONG BRANCH – Eight in 10 residents of Mid-Atlantic states believe the ocean and beaches are important to their economies, including 95% of those living in coastal communities. Report contains much more.

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December 31, 2020


New Jersey Organizing Project


New Jersey Organizing Project is a grassroots organization made up of people like you – we stand up for New Jersey’s Shore regions and South Jersey. We connect and train community members to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their daily lives. This is a Center of information with many useful links

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October 29, 2020


NY/NJ Baykeeper


NY/NJ Baykeeper is the citizen guardian of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Since 1989, we’ve worked to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the waterways and habitats in the most urban estuary on Earth

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The Climate and Flood Resilience Program


The Program consists of four organizational areas: Division of Coastal Engineering Division of Dam Safety and Flood Engineering Division of Program Operations Bureau of Climate Resilience Design Engineering Bureau of Climate Resilience Planning

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Engineering With Nature


EWN Initiative Engineering With Nature is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes.this provides links to an Atlas of Projectshttps://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/atlas.html Army Corps of Engineers US ACE Rick

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November 27, 2019


Resilient NJ


The Resilient NJ program will provide funding and technical assistance to multi-municipal regions within New Jersey’s nine Most Impacted and Distressed counties affected by Superstorm Sandy to undertake a comprehensive planning process. This program will assist municipalities to identify and address vulnerabilities to increased coastal and riverine flood risk and other climate stressors. This is […]

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November 2, 2019


National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System – CRS


The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.

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October 28, 2019


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP)


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) brings the benefits of the Clean Water Act to the people who live, work, and recreate on our shared waterways. HEP decisions and activities are carried out by staff and partners organized through the committees and work groups.

October 16, 2019


New Jersey Pinelands Commission


The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to “preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose.”


Stevens Flood Advisory System – 020621


This is a comprehensive flood projection the is based on wind, current, and tide. The tool provides forecasts on many locations. This link is for what they call the East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ but you can select others. Rick

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October 13, 2019


ENGINEERING WITH NATURE TO SUPPORT SYSTEM RESILIENCE: EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE CHANNEL DREDGING AND PLACEMENT IN COASTAL NEW JERSEY


Navigation and Nature: Philaelphia District took action to restore navigation after Sandy, but also looked for opportunities to assist with shoreline & ecosystem recovery and build coastal system resilience with clean dredged sediment Monica Chasten, Project Manager, Operations Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Philadelphia District

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October 9, 2019


Flooding is expected to become more frequent along the barrier island


September of 2019 – Deals with flooding on Long Beach Island – Amanda Oglesby, Asbury Park Press USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY

September 14, 2019


Mordecai Land Trust


A community-based organization Is using a living shoreline to preserve Mordecai Island as a habitat for breeding and migratory species of indigenous birds and fish and to protect large portions of Beach Haven from flooding. Rick

September 13, 2019


Flood Mapper


As part of Rutgers’ dedication to providing up to date and accessible climate science, the NJAdapt.org platform has been updated with a new version of the NJFloodMapper.


NJ DEP Barnegat Bay, Phase Two: Moving Science into Action – Text and Video


The NJDEP Office of Science working with the Science Advisory Board, state universities, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Barnegat Bay Partnership developed and is funding additional research projects to address data gaps. The research agenda that has emerged will help address how we improve water quality and advance habitat […]

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September 1, 2019


Clean Ocean Action – 042421


Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. Rick

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August 31, 2019


Conserve Wildlife of NJ


Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey has a rich biodiversity that belies its small size and urban reputation. In every corner of our state, species of wildlife, considered rare and imperiled enough to be protected by state or federal law, are woven in to the tapestry of life in our state. It is our duty, and […]

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Barnegat Bay Partnership


The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) is a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations that work together with the communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed to help restore, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem. Rick

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August 30, 2019



Jersey-Friendly Yards – Landscaping for a Healthy Environment


Native plants help conserve and filter water, provide habitat for native wildlife, protect soil resources, and reduce the costs and environmental impacts associated with fertilizers and pesticides.

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New Jersey Invasive Species Council


To address growing concerns about invasive species, state officials convened the New Jersey Invasive Species Council to coordinate and guide invasive species activities throughout New Jersey and to act as a liaison for regional and national cooperative efforts.

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The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) – Army Corps of Engineers – US ACE


THE GOALS OF THE NACCS ARE TO: Provide a risk management framework, consistent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/USACE Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles; and Support resilient coastal communities and robust, sustainable coastal landscape systems, considering future sea level and climate change scenarios, to manage risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure.

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Report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.

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Land Use and Planning in the Barnegat Bay Watershed


Land use by humans is a primary cause of ecological change at many scales. Ecological changes in the estuary appear to be closely coupled to temporal changes in land use within the watershed.


Nature Conservancy Shoreline Projects


Contains a map that currently has 209 restoration sites that have been submitted to the database. The sites can be accessed either by pressing on a location or by scrolling through the project list. Each location includes a summary, photos and details such as techniques used, data collected, habitats, species and project objectives. There is […]

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LEARN ABOUT LIVING SHORELINES


Learn about living shorelines – what they are, how they are designed and built, and how they serve our coastal habitats and communities. Whether you are a property owner looking for alternatives to mitigate erosion on your shoreline property, or a contractor or a policy maker looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the […]

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Living Shorelines And Resiliency Planning


Coastal Resilience.org is a decision support tool that incorporates the best available science and local data to enable communities and conservation practitioners to identify nature-based solutions for enhancing resilience and reducing risk where possible. For additional project information, visit the New Jersey home page.

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Ecological Solutions to Coastal Communities


This report advances practices designed to help coastal communities become safer and more sustainable using nature based solutions that work with, rather than against, nature.  William

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