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How's that for a great start to an article on the shore to kick off the 2015 summer season? Newsday picks up an AP article (written by Wayne Parry I think ) about how great our beaches are looking due to a mild winter.
Here is a quote:
"I would say the beaches are in very good condition," said Jon Miller, a coastal expert with Stevens Institute of Technology. "We really didn't have any significant storms for the second year in a row, which certainly helps. Summer is looking good too, as the forecast is for a quiet season in the tropics."
Sounds good to us!
The army corps of engineers will be pumping sand onto LBI's beaches this summer. Jon Coen, who has a weekly column in The Sandpaper, takes a look at the impact the project will have on beachgoers this summer.
This is where we’re going to have some problems this summer. Certain beaches will be closed and there will be work and noise 24 hours a day. However, the state Department of Environmental Protection has put tight constraints on Great Lakes to only close off 1,000-foot sections of beach at a time during the summer months. Hence, if the pipe is in front of your home or rental, you should still be able to walk to an open beach. And the work is scheduled to be completed in Ship Bottom by July 4.
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