Dune & Beach

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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UPDATE: Longport Dunes, Margate’s Outfall Pipe Dream for Summer 2018

Ugh. Margate beaches disrupted again for Summer 2018? We shall soon see as local leaders get closer to agreeing on a design & project plan for installing a city wide beach outfall pipe system. The Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP call it the Absecon Island Storm Damage Reduction Project. Others, like federal …

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Dangerous Beach Cliffs in Margate. Erosion and Concerns About Summer 2018.

Winter beach walkers in Margate are urged to proceed with caution. Sand cliffs, some as high a 5ft, are forming along the coastline of Margate. Most of this dangerous drop-off is caused by common surf action eating away the recent beach replenishment efforts. Within months, a majority of the newly pumped beach is washed away. …

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Longport Beaches Filled with Dredge Pipes and Army Corp Contractors

Longport beaches are now filled with pipes, bulldozers and diesel tanks. Dredging and beachfill operations have begun on the beaches of 30th St, Manor Ave, Pelham Ave, 29th, 28th and 27th. The Army Corp of Engineers plan to dredge and vacuum sand from the ocean floor, just off of 29th Street. The ‘slurry’ will be …

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Political Figures Point Finger At Margate Dune And Beach Project

Politicians are seeing value in using the Margate dune-boggle as an effective hammer against their opponents. Wasteful spending, insider deals, using fear to push pork-barrel projects: The Absecon Island Shore Protection Project. Politicians running for office, as well as former political figures, are pointing fingers at those who supported the controversial Margate dune and beach …

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Glenn Klotz Talks Margate Dune, Beach and Outfall Deal for 2018

Listen to Podcast: It’s not over yet. In some ways..the Margate Beach & Dune fun has just begun. Will a new outfall beach drainage project affect the summer of 2018? We talk to long time Margate resident & dune guru, Glenn Klotz. We dig into that deal with the devil, reluctantly signed on OCT 19 …

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Margate Surrenders, Accepts Another Disruptive Beach Project For 2018

Listen to Margate Commissioners getting boxed into a corner, forced to sign a deal with the devil. A beach & outfall drainage project that was never needed. An extended dune-boggle that will likely disrupt a portion of Summer 2018. Fixing Margate beach drainage problems that never existed before the July 2017 Army Corp invasion. Mr. …

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Margate’s Blumberg Warned of Dune Downsides and ‘Government Knows Best’

Back in 2015, Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg officially warned everyone via a newspaper editorial, that erecting 13 ft sand dunes along our beaches was wrong, and ultimately harmful for Margate. It’s worth a read again, as Margate faces another jam-down of ‘government knows best’. A massive outfall drainage project is planned for our Margate beaches …

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Margate Dune Deal With Devil. Update Oct. 6, 2017

Margate officials provided a dune update at the recent commissioners meeting on Oct 5. Kinda like an official documentation on how Margate sees the dune issue, which can then be memorialized for the historical, public record. Over past 2 weeks, pipe were removed, then replaced. Army Corp & contractor wanted to protect pipes from recent …

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