In This Issue:
- Understanding Sea Level Rise in the Mid-Atlantic
- Scientists Flex Mussels to Protect Shorelines
- Rethinking Storm-Related Beach Erosion
- Stabilizing Fisheries for the Future
- Clean Marinas a Boon to the Boating Industry
- New Jersey Beaches Shored Up for the Summer Season
- A Legacy of Learning
- Coastal Calendar
New Jersey Beaches Shored Up for the Summer Seasonby Kim Kosko, Director of Communications, NJSGC
NJSGC and the Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center announced the results of the third annual 2010 New Jersey's Top Ten Beaches Survey at its eighth annual State of the Shore Media Event held on May 27th at The Sea Gull's Nest on Sandy Hook.
Voted as New Jersey's top beach destination overall was The Wildwoods, followed by Ocean City, Long Beach Island, Asbury Park, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Island Beach State Park, Seaside Heights, Cape May Point and Avalon. The Wildwoods also took top honors in each of the four special categories, selected as the best beach destination for Day Trips, Ecotourism, Family Vacations and Shore Events.
Dr. Jon Miller, Stevens-NJSGC Extension Program Coastal Processes
Specialist, gives his remarks on the condition of New Jersey's beaches
at the event.
Credit: Jim Cummins, Stevens Institute of Technology
The event featured remarks from Bob Martin, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Anthony Minnick, Acting Director of New Jersey Travel and Tourism. This year's agenda was expanded to include overviews of research projects that have a direct impact on the state of the shore as we head into the busy summer tourism season. The 2010 featured scientists were Dr. Louise Wootton of Georgian Court University whose research, funded by NJSGC, is helping to determine ways to eradicate invasive plant species that threaten the dunes on beaches like Sandy Hook and Island Beach State Park and Dr. Josh Kohut from Rutgers University whose NJSGC-funded research is improving rip current forecasting.