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Margate Outfall Drainage Project & The 50 Year Dune Deal

Margate resident Chuck Cavanaugh: I’ve been trying to get a straight answer from the Margate commissioners as to why they signed an agreement with the NJDEP which locks us into this debacle for 50 years. In addition, what makes them think they were authorized to do so considering Margate has an ordinance prohibiting them from …

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Downbeach Discussion: Bulkheads, Dunes, Outfall Sewer Pipes & Boardwalks

On Tuesday, May 8, the Ventnor Planning Board recommended a deeper dive into back-bay bulkheads. With state approval, Ventnor may be able to help certain homeowners get a no-interest loan for rebuilding their bulkheads. Many are falling apart, or are too low. Voluntary program for Ventnor property owners who want to upgrade their bulkheads. Getting …

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Disruptive Outfall Pipes Could Increase Support For Margate Boardwalk

The Vendome Ave. outfall pipe construction is now complete. The first of 5 pipes to be installed along the beaches of Margate. All designed to alleviate flooding caused by the new Margate dune system. Resident Stephen Davidson posted his latest beach findings on the History of Margate social media site. These pics really say it …

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Choking Channels with Sand. The Downside of Jersey Shore Beach & Dredge Work.

There’s always a downside when we mess with Mother Nature. Especially when we dredge, pump and screw with our coastal environment. A recent drone pic showing Longport beach work and clogged waterways set off more than a few alarms bells. Thanks to cheap drone cams, it’s never been so easy to document the effects of …

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Margate Boardwalk Update. Next Steps, Exciting Possibilities and Opposition.

Media coverage of Margate’s beaches is nothing new. The dune and outfall pipe project makes for some serious drama. Let’s add a boardwalk to the mix, shall we? Listen to Margate resident Glenn Klotz as he talks about the pros & cons of a new Margate Boardwalk on WOND News Radio. Glen also addresses the …

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Could Jetty in Longport Protect Margate, Ventnor, & AC Beaches?

Letter to the DownbeachBUZZ editor >> If Longport sees the inherent value in not only repairing existing jetties, but also authorizing a rock revetment, which will drop even larger boulders along the ocean, then why is Longport not vociferously lobbying for a master jetty? There is simply no better shorefront protection than a master jetty. …

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Margate Beach Work. Latest Update for April 11, 2018

Here’s the latest available info on Margate beach, dune and outfall pipe work by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). Click to listen. Clips from recent Margate Commissioners meeting. > Contractors hired by the ACOE are still using sump basins, temporary outfall pipes, and automated pumps— to fix the flooding problem caused by the new …

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Belmar and Ventnor Rebuilt Their Boardwalk. Why Not Margate?

Hurricane Sandy destroyed Belmar NJ’s, 1.3-mile long boardwalk. The Oct 29, 2012 super-storm turned that boardwalk into a pile of wet, broken lumber. Belmar knew their boardwalk was a vital part of town. A business anchor. It had to be rebuilt. The Mayor and council were in full agreement. By late winter 2013, funding was …

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Army Corp of Engineers Feel Heat from Jersey Shore Fishermen

It’s not just Jersey Shore homeowners that hate dunes, dredging and beach work. Recreational fishermen are now joining the fight against questionable, expensive work by the Army Corp of Engineers and the NJ DEP. ‘Tourism, Real Estate and fishing have been clearly damaged by beach replenishment, dredging and un-needed dune building,’ says a group of …

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Margate Street Drainage & Outfall Pipe Beach Project Underway

Margate’s City Engineer reports that the street-end drainage & outfall pipe beach project is ready for lift-off. So-called ‘big pipes’ already arriving on the beach. This is part of the Army Corp of Engineers Outfall Pipe & Beach Drainage project, designed to alleviate flooding caused by poorly constructed beach dunes. The contractor confirmed that all …

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LoBiondo Faces Heat From Fishermen & Real Estate Agents, But Accolades From Drilling Opponents

Is outgoing Congressman Frank LoBiondo talking out of both sides of his mouth? That’s what those connected to South Jersey fishing & tourism are asking. LoBiondo is shining a light on potential oil and natural gas exploration off the Jersey Shore. A decades long drilling ban in the Atlantic Ocean could be lifted. But as …

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