Nice Curves, No Buttress

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UploadedFebruary 7, 2010
TakenJanuary 31, 2010
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During the past decade, the Township of Old Bridge initiated efforts to reverse this trend. Forty-seven acres of waterfront land were acquired and the first phase of the Laurence Harbor Park was developed. Additional plans for groins, erosion control and recreational facilities were also initiated. Hopefully, future historians will be able to look back with satisfaction and pride to the 1980’s as a decade of renaissance for the Old Bridge waterfront. Significantly, the State of New Jersey had established a policy of upgrading and enhancing the State’s waterways in the 1980’s. This policy evolved through continued efforts in planning and regulating development in the coastal area which culminated in a Presidential directive that 1980 be designated as "The Year of the Coast".

In 1995, as part of the Shore Protection Beach revitalization project, two new groins (jetties) were built off the Laurence Harbor beachfront and the entire beach was replenished with new sand. A New Jersey Shore Protection grant of $2,100,000 was provided for the project.

In 1998, the Middlesex County Park Commission leased the shorefront from the Township and planned the development of a major waterfront park.

In March 1999, the State Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Township with a $300,000 grant to repair the Laurence Harbor Beach groin (jetty). The award was presented to the Township through the office of the DEP Administrator, Bernard Moore, longtime Chief of the Bureau of Coastal Engineering. Since the old groin was already included in the County’s plan for improvements, the $300,000 grant will be used for additional site work and recreational amenities.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    I am so glad that so much is being done to keep this place beautiful.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    serene!

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    Well done James

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Love the undulating shoreline! Sharp observation, James!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    A great beautification plan for this lovely park. I love the way the jetties point across the water, causing the eye to follow. Excellent capture, James, and a wonderful background to go with it.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Beautiful photo and project. dp

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Excellent shot!!

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