Author: njbayislands

The SandPaper: Bay Islands Restoration Project Gets Additional Grant Funding

By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch Long Beach Township learned earlier this winter that it had been approved for a $772,300 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant to design a final stage nature-based restoration plan for two bay islands off the municipality. “The project will facilitate permit applications, readiness for implementation and long-term monitoring to elevate habitat and […]

Mordecai Island’s Major Leap: US Army Corps Advances Breakwater Ecosystem Restoration Project

by Linda Colgan | Jan 20, 2024  MORDECAI ARMY CORPS BREAKWATER PROJECT IS OFFICIAL!  The Mordecai Land Trust has officially announced that the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) recommended plan for the Mordecai Island Ecosystem Restoration Project has moved out of feasibility and into the Design and Implementation Phase of the project…. Read more here.

2023 NJBII Annual Field Trip

On August 30th, New Jersey Bay Islands Initiative members gathered for our second annual field trip at the Long Beach Twp Marine Field Station. The group shared in learning about the Bay Islands’ plight and how Clam Cove Island has changed over time. Our day was packed with fun as members participated in a relaxing […]

The SandPaper: Bay Islands Restoration Project Full Speed Ahead This Summer

June 25, 2023 By Juliet Kaszas-HochThe numerous, often-overlooked small islands within the state’s bays provide crucial storm impact mitigation for developed coastal areas, such as Long Beach Island, as well as habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. About three years ago, the N.J. Bay Islands Initiative – established to protect these important swaths of […]