Dune & Beach

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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Margate Boardwalk – A Much Needed Re-Connector.

Here’s the latest from Glenn Klotz and the ‘Friends of the Margate Boardwalk’. THE RE-CONNECTOR. A new (rebuilt) boardwalk in Margate will reconnect the town with it’s ocean and beaches. The facts: The (ACOE) Army Corp of Engineers / NJDEP beach project divided the beach… citywide… from the rest of the town. In the past, …

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Beach Building, Sand Pumping & Over-Development Bad For Jersey Shore Fishing Business

Fishing, marine life and environmental tourism being negatively affected along the South Jersey shoreline. No one is doing a study on the negative impact of dredging, beach replenishment, outfall pipes, and dune building. Stockton Coastal Research Center in cahoots with ACOE, Army Corp of Engineers? Audio clips from Shep on Fishing radio show. Jan. 26, …

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LoBiondo Celebrated In Brigantine for Non-Effective Dredging & Beach Project

NJ Congressman, Frank Lobiondo will likely NOT get a Margate, Ventnor or Longport beach named after him. These 3 Downbeach towns were less than thrilled over the forced dredging, dune building and beach sewer system foisted upon their shores. But over in Brigantine, Lobiondo will be forever celebrated. Big Frank was instrumental in spending taxpayer …

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Atlantic City Residents Prefer Beachfront Bulkheads Over Unsightly Dunes.

It’s not just Margate, Ventnor and Lonport complaining about view killing sand dunes. Even residents of Atlantic City are putting more pressure on officials to lower the Atlantic City dune heights to a more reasonable elevation. The Atlantic City Boardwalk is noisy with no ocean views. At a recent Boardwalk committee meeting, AC resident Tom …

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Army Corp Dredging. Fishing Decline, Clogged Back Bays.

Local Jersey coast fisherman are growing increasingly more angry at the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP. Dredging and dune building by these 2 agencies is killing fishing and marine life, they claim. Anglers made their feelings known on the recent ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show. ‘Horrifying. What they do to our natural …

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Margate Beach Sewer Pipe Work Re-Starts on Sept 10.

Portions of Margate’s beaches will once again be under control of the Army Corps of Engineers. They’re getting ready to install 3 additional, sewer pipes on the beaches of Margate. These 48 inch pipes take unfiltered street water, and funnels it directly into the surf. The Army Corps, Weeks Marine, and Walters Marine Construction will resume …

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PODCAST > Margate Boardwalk Committee Talks Rally At Lucy

Listen: The Margate Boardwalk Committee were guests on the Primetime with Dan Klein Radio Show, on WOND 1400am, this past Monday night. Glenn Klotz, Steve Davidson and crew, shared the latest details on their efforts to rebuild the Margate Boardwalk. They also reminded listeners about the Margate Boardwalk Rally at Lucy the Elephant, this Sunday, Aug …

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Rebuild Margate Boardwalk Rally – Aug 26 at Lucy The Elephant

Let’s be honest. Do Margate officials really want to investigate the benefits of rebuilding our beloved Margate Boardwalk? Maybe boardwalk talk is too polarizing and risky to discuss as election season looms? Glenn Klotz & the Margate Boardwalk Committee says rebuilding the Margate boardwalk would convert a ‘useless part of the beach’ into a ‘useful …

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PODCAST: Margate Beach Access and Parking Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

Listen to clips from July 5, 2018 Margate Commissioners Meeting. Parking. A problem that only gets worse as Margate development grows. As of late, the Margate Planning Board has been more likely to waive the once stringent, parking requirements. LISTEN > Margate’s Growing Parking Problem This is not just a Margate and Ventnor problem. All …

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Army Corp & NJ STATE Claim Margate & Ventnor Beaches are Better Than Before.

Representatives from NJ DEP (Dept of Environmental Protection), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and Stockton University gathered to talk about the state of our Jersey Shore beaches. Poor attendance, but staging the event allowed for the pro-dune, PR machine to rev up. Gotta debunk all that residential anger, ya know. Speakers were defensive. Awkward. Forced …

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Spatz: Ocean Bacteria Levels Worsened By Dunes and Outfall Pipes?

David Spatz has enjoyed the beaches of Margate for the past 40 years. Spatz is a veteran newsman of the Press of Atlantic City and WOND 1400am radio. He took time on his Monday, June 18 program to talk about local beaches, dunes and ocean water quality levels. Listen below. On June 11, Spatz never …

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