Once again there is a new bill in the NJ legislature that would double the amount of money that would go to beach replenishment from $25 million to $50 million. Beach replenishment is expensive and often amounts to merely a temporary fix and causes many issues along our shoreline. Among them are creating dangerous beaches where more people are being injured right after the replenishment, poor quality sand, and destruction or covering of fishing and surfing resources like sandbars and rock groins. Senate bill S1614 and Assembly bill A826 doubles the amount the State of NJ puts into the “Shore Protection Fund” each year. We would much rather see a coordinated effort to fix the existing problems with beach replenishment before giving this fund more money.

This is your chance to say that we don’t need to double State funds going to beach replenishment every year. Please take a minute and email your state officials by clicking this link. Tell them NO on S1614 and A826 and explain how this money could be used for more useful solutions!