Dune & Beach

Margate Homeowners Association to Hold Wind Turbine Webinar

Want to learn more about the pros and cons of offshore wind turbines? Join the Margate Homeowners Association on Saturday April 24 at 10:30a. The MHA will be hosting an online Zoom meeting featuring ORSTED, the company looking to install windfarms off the coast of South Jersey. The Coalition of Absecon Island Communities will also …

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Are Beach Replenishments Working? Expensive Sand Dredging and Dune Building in South Jersey.

A Nor’easter with high tides can wreak havoc in Margate and Ventnor. Coastal storms often cause significant erosion of our beaches. Do beach replenishments work, or are they just an expensive band-aid? David Rosenblatt is the Asst Commissioner of NJ DEP, Dept of Environment Protection. He says YES, they work. Environmentalists disagree. Most recently, coastal …

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Ventnor Mayor Mocks Margate Over Beach Ice Cream Deal

WATCH VIDEO > Beach ice cream vendor talk spawned a mini-mayoral meltdown during the Ventnor Commission meeting of Oct 22, 2020. During public comment, Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman gets triggered by a suggestion brought forth by a member of the local advisory board. Should Ventnor get more for their beach ice cream vending permits? As …

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NJ DEP Politely Pressures Margate to Pay Up for Beach Replenishment.

Both the NJ DEP & Army Corps of Engineers want more dune & beach money from Margate. What? Didn’t local officials sign a deal that keeps them off the financial hook for stuff like this? On Oct 1, Kevin Dixon of NJ DEP, Department of Environmental Protection and Keith Watson of Army Corps of Engineers, …

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Ventnor, Margate and Longport Ready for Beach and Dune Work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin another Absecon Island beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport. Ventnor will be first to get started, probably by early October. Work will then progress to Margate, Longport and lastly, Atlantic City. Work will include dune repair with grass plantings, cross over repair and street …

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Beach Replenishment 2020 for Ventnor, Margate, Longport & Atlantic City

Video: Landgraf Talks Beaches & Fishing Pier. Ventnor Commissioner Landgraf shares details of upcoming beach replenishment for Downbeach and all of Absecon Island. Upgraded Ventnor Fishing Pier discussed as well. WATCH VIDEO. When will beach replenishment work start in Ventnor? Surveying will get underway in the next few weeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers …

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Downbeach and Atlantic City Dredging and Beach Work Starting Fall 2020

The beaches of Margate, Longport, Ventnor and Atlantic City will soon get another face-lift. Scheduled for every 3-4 years, it’s time for another round of dredging and beach replenishment along Absecon Island. Absecon Island beach work could include: Widening of beaches Dune maintenance Work on beach access paths / crossovers Repair sand fencing Dune grass …

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Erosion & Wide Dunes on South Ventnor Beaches Could Negatively Impact Summer 2020.

How to deal with severe beach erosion. A critical topic at the recent Ventnor City Commission meeting of January 9, 2020. Beach erosion is a real problem now that large, wide dunes have been built. Especially along the south end of Ventnor. Ventnor Commissioner Landgraf says we can fix those cliffs and make them safer. …

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How Margate Voters Will Ultimately Decide on Rebuilding Boardwalk Project

Like it or not, the 3 Margate Commissioners may soon be compelled to discuss and consider rebuilding Margate’s long-lost boardwalk. On Jan 2, Glenn Klotz of the Margate Boardwalk Committee posted: Process toward an election sometime this year about Boardwalk has begun! One way or another, Margate voters will get to decide this issue in …

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Viewpoint: Why Margate Should NOT Build A Boardwalk

Dan Gottlieb of Margate, provides the following reasons why Margate should NOT build a new boardwalk: #1. This is, first and foremost, an economic issue. The $20 million estimate to build the boardwalk would almost certainly fall on the backs of Margate taxpayers. Furthermore, the $20 million estimate is wildly optimistic and doesn’t even include, …

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