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The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Issue #4 August 8, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links related to o Questions prompted by a recent article in The Sandpaper regarding visibility of the offshore wind o The timeline for the creation and release of the final version of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the current Atlantic Shores project o Extension of the deadline for public comment […]

September 17, 2022


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 3 July 11, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links related to o tourism and the presence of offshore wind energy farms o the comparison of an image recently published in The Sandpaper from Save LBI, Inc and a publicly accessible simulation image o navigation lights at the base of the offshore wind turbines o virtual public meetings to discuss […]


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 2 June 13, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links and information related to o the effect of the wind turbines on right whales o the impact of the wind farm on migratory birds o aviation lighting at night on the wind turbines o fact checking, per readers’ questions


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 1 May 9, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links related to the o effect of noise on marine life o cost of electricity o impact of turbines on the Cold Pool o Rutgers study on the visibility of the wind turbines o lawsuit filed against Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”)


New Jersey Storm Water.org – stormwater


Welcome to NJDEP’s stormwater web site for stormwater management professionals and permittees. Here you’ll find links to technical information, guidance materials, forms, and applications. General guidance and resources regarding stormwater runoff are also available at www.cleanwaternj.org.

May 30, 2022



The Climate Capitalist


Our Mission and Team. “There is no greater imperative driving investment decisions today than climate change,” says Doug McKeige, our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “The Climate Capitalist aims to arm investors – as well as policy makers and corporate leaders – with informed analysis of the energy and power markets, and target opportunities for enhanced returns.”

May 10, 2022


International Energy Agency


The IEA is committed to shaping a secure and sustainable energy future for all Our work spans a variety of programmes and initiatives, helping ensure energy security, tracking clean energy transitions, collecting data, or providing training around the world

May 2, 2022


New Jersey Coastal Coalition


The New Jersey Coastal Coalition is a group of New Jersey waterfront communities that meet monthly in a workshop setting, to discuss common municipal flooding issues. Formed in response to the 2012 Super Storm Sandy, we have met regularly since January 2013. Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month at various […]

April 30, 2022


LBT Field Station 31222


Our mission is to offer an immersive and experiential facility, that will go beyond simple education. The hands-on programming we will develop and implement will inspire behavior change and show the value of our coastal heritage.

March 16, 2022


BOEM Fact Sheet 22622


BOEM Fact Sheet BOEM manages the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).


BOEM Fact Sheet 022622


BOEM oversees the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources

March 14, 2022


he Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) 021222


The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) is creating knowledge of our ocean planet by pushing the limits of science and new technologies while inspiring future generations of ocean explorers.


Coastal Restoration Toolkit 030522


Take Action to Restore Our Coastlines Find tools and information you need to launch a restoration project in your community.

March 5, 2022



Living Shorelines Academy 030522


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


Partners Collaborate to Protect Bay Islands Federal Grant Will Fund Restoration of Land Off Long Beach Township November 25, 2021 031222


Partners Collaborate to Protect Bay Islands (You will need to Join the Sandpaper, no charge,  to reed this) A couple years back, Long Beach Township and Harvey Cedars joined with a number of partners – including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, Stockton University Coastal Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, […]


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)020522, 021922, 022622


The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

February 12, 2022


Resilient NJ – Climate Resilience Design and Engineering rlbi2, 3522, 031922


The Bureau of Climate Resilience Design and Engineering (BCRDE), within the Climate and Flood Resilience Program, provides design, engineering, and construction support to New Jersey’s communities to improve climate resilience. This explains where RNJ fits into the big picture

October 18, 2021


Home Page New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Army Corps of Engineers rlbi3


This is the Home page for the report with many other useful links.  DRAFT REPORT & TIER 1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTAugust 2021, VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS INFOSeptember 2021, STUDY BACKGROUND, INTERIM REPORT (MARCH 2019), ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATIONhttps://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/New-Jersey-Back-Bays-Study/

August 31, 2021


New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Draft Feasibility Study and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (August 2021) ***note: report and appendices were modified on 23 AUG to adjust pagination, metadata, and formatting***rlbi3


The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, 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. It’s important to note that the plan is subject to change. It has not yet been approved by higher […]


Loveladies Homeowners Association – Taxpayers Association


Through the Association you have an opportunity to meet and interact with your neighbors who have similar interests and concerns.

August 22, 2021


Surf City Taxpayer Association


Our Mission: Established in 1986, the Surf City Taxpayer Association (SCTA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer group of individuals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all residents, visitors, and taxpayers of Surf City, through the following: • Facilitating communication between taxpayers and town officials • Organizing and executing Borough-wide civic and social activities […]


Holgate Taxpayers Association


The HTA was founded in July of 1959 by a group of interested and concerned residents. The original name of the organization was the Beach Haven Inlet Taxpayer’s Association. The HTA provides a means of communication and information for property owners while monitoring the local governing body. We host an annual meeting with the township […]


Rutgers Science and Technical Advisory Panel Report – 020621


Sea level rise projections by year and what they mean for flooding on our coast.

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May 29, 2021



Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science – 042421, 020522, 022622


The Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science project consists of two integrated components, a virtual workshop and a published report, which together have the overarching purpose of enhancing regional and national understanding of existing science and data gaps related to offshore wind energy interactions with fish and fisheries. topic include: ECOSYSTEM EFFECTS, […]

April 28, 2021


Conservation by Design 2.0 Guidance Document


The Nature Conservancy: https://www.nature.org/en-us/ This version of Conservation by Design, CbD 2.0, is centered on four key advances: 1) explicit consideration of linkages between people and nature, 2) design interventions focused on creating systemic change, 3) integration of spatial planning with the development of new conservation strategies, and 4) robustly drawing upon and building the […]


The ‘LBI Coalition for Wind Without Impact’ – 042421, 020522


Our coalition is led by Beach Haven resident Dr. Bob Stern, an engineer who previously managed the office in the U.S. Department of Energy that oversaw the protection of the environment as it relates to energy programs and projects. ​​Our goal is two-fold: -To ensure that the wind project off LBI is moved to the […]




ROSA Research and Monitoring Recommendations – Wind Projects – 042421, 020522, 022622


ROSA has created this page to provide those involved with the alliance with resources that may be relevant to exploring the interactions between offshore wind and fisheries.

April 17, 2021


RESPONSIBLE OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE – 042421


We are a broad membership-based coalition of fishing industry associations and fishing companies committed to improving the compatibility of new offshore development with their businesses.


The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) – 042421, 020522, 022622


The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), founded in 2019, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation. ROSA’s objective is to be a trusted resource that enables scientific research, increases efficiency, deepens understanding, and facilitates collaboration.


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory – Rutgers


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is dedicated to research, education, and extension in support of sustainable shellfish and finfish resources and fisheries. Links to other information is available form this site – SRL maintains four facilities in southern New Jersey: The Bivalve Laboratory The Cape Shore Laboratory The Aquaculture Innovation Center (AIC) The AIC Administration […]

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March 31, 2021


Project WET – Water Education Today


Advancing water education to understand global challenges and inspire local solutions. We envision a world in which action-oriented education enables everyone to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. RCTB Comment – wonderful teaching aids.

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March 23, 2021


Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center 042421, 030522


Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

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March 22, 2021


The Institute for Energy Research (IER)


The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER maintains that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being […]

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Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute


Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute is a leader in the fields of ocean planning and coastal law and policy. We are committed to supporting the implementation of coastal and ocean management actions and policies based on the best available science at the local, state and regional levels.

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December 31, 2020


Barnegat Bay Studies and Reports — Barnegat Bay Partnership 12922


This is a searchable database of reports or studies related to Barnegat Bay science, research, and restoration projects.

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December 30, 2020


Garden State Seafood Association


The GSSA site provides information about its members and many useful links to other government and professional sites. GSSA Board Members Roy Diehl Belford Seafood Cooperative. Belford, NJ. Jim Harris F/V Abracadabra. Cape May, NJ. Dan LaVecchia LaMonica Fine Foods, Millville NJ. Jim Lovgren Point Pleasant Cooperative. Point Pleasant, NJ. Sam Martin Atlantic Capes Fisheries. […]

November 20, 2020


The Marine Mammal Stranding Center


Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release, Preserve The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild. In situations where animals may not be released, every effort is made to secure a […]

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October 30, 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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En-Roads By Climate Interactive- 042421


En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. This is a Center of information with many useful […]

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October 21, 2020


The Climate and Flood Resilience Program rlbi2, 030522


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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October 20, 2020


Climate Change 101 for New Jersey rlbi2, 030522, 021222


The NJ Climate Change Resource centerClimate Change 101An Introduction to Climate Change in NJ. This provides links to 6 well written papers CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES SEA LEVEL RISE IN NEW JERSEY: PROJECTIONS AND IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTH, AND EQUITY IN NEW JERSEY […]

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October 9, 2020


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center rlbi2, 31222


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center was established by statute in January 2020 to “create and support the use of impartial and actionable science to advance government, public, private, and nongovernmental sector efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, a changing climate.” To that end, our mission is to: Conduct research with real-world applications to New […]

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October 7, 2020


Save Barnegat Bay


Save Barnegat Bay was founded in 1971 with the mission to restore and protect the Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem. We advance our mission by being a strong and independent voice for the Bay throughout the watershed, including all of Ocean and part of Monmouth Counties.

June 17, 2020


Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring


The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring is involved in many aspects of the State’s coastal water quality for both public and ecological health. New Jersey participates in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), which is recognized by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC; New Jersey is a member of the conference) This is a link […]

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November 12, 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.”


The Wetlands Institute 030522


Mission Statement: – To promote appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, conservation, and education. Goals – Teach people of all ages the value of wetlands and coastal ecosystems for the survival of life on earth Conduct cutting-edge research regarding wetlands and coastal ecosystems Encourage stewardship of these […]

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October 9, 2019


Mordecai Land Trust 030522


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



NJ Proposed Energy Master Plan – Draft June 2019


Draft of the proposed Energy Master Plan for New Jersey Governor Murphy, through Executive Order 28, has directed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to draft the 2019 Energy Master Plan. The EMP Committee conducted a robust stakeholder process in September and October 2018 with seven public hearings to gather information in key areas. […]

September 4, 2019


Empower NJ Fighting Climate Change in NJ rlbi2


Empower NJ is a growing coalition of more than 50 environmental and grassroots groups, formed to advocate for an immediate moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects. This is their report supporting a moratorium on fossil fuels.

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September 3, 2019


American Littoral Society – Protecting the Coast through Education, Conservation and Advocacy 030522


When we restore habitat, our objective is not only to restore a dune or rebuild an oyster reef, but also to motivate people to invest “sweat equity” into a piece of the coast, take ownership and become committed stewards. When we educate, we don’t merely provide books, CDs, or handouts. We lead students young and […]

September 1, 2019


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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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 030522


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 030522


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



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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Getting to Resilience 030522, 031922


ENABLING COMMUNITIES TO BE PREPARED AND MORE RESILIENT. This provided a starting point leading to the Resilient LBI Program. http://www.prepareyourcommunitynj.org/ This online self assessment process is a tool to assist communities to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness by linking planning, mitigation, and adaptation. Through this assessment you will find out how your preparedness can be […]

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August 24, 2019






RCTB Volunteer Spotlight 030522


RCTB Volunteer Spotlight on Dominic Tumas: “About seven years ago I discovered ReClam the Bay and have been very active ever since. I not only get to do something that helps the #environment and interact with the public, but I also made friends with a large number of great people. I believe the most enjoyable part of […]

March 16, 2018


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