Public Hearings required for Beach Fill Projects in NJ


Chapter: Jersey Shore
State: NJ
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Completion Date: January 13 2008
Status: Victory

Beachfill projects in NJ had some disastrous and unintended consequences. Residents and beach users had no forum to bring up or discuss the potential pitfalls of beachfill. Through hearings, letter writing, and legislative contact, chapter members pushed for this common sense legislation. The new law will now require a public hearing to take place before any beach replenishment project goes forward.