'The Jersey Shore Partnership' hopes to convince lawmakers in Trenton to add $25,000,000.00 to the dedicated Shore Protection Fund for a total of $50,000,000.00 annually. They believe it is a vital fund in protecting our coastline for residents and vacationers to enjoy.
We now enter day three of the first major storm of 2017 with the Nor'easter coming in over the weekend and tapering off by Tuesday evening, but the cleanup from what some of the heavy winds caused is just underway at the shore.
At ocean beaches monitored by the Ocean County Health Department, it's "come on in, the water's fine." But bacteria levels keep closures in place at two lake beaches in the county. Swim advisories continue at seven Ocean County river- and bay-front beaches.
Excessive bacteria in the lake in Ocean County Park in Lakewood leads to the decision to close it for swimming by Ocean County health officials, who are keeping swim advisories in effect at several ocean, bay, river and creek spots.