Mantoloking Environmental Commission Tip of the Month – February 2017

Attached please find the Mantoloking Environmental Commission Tip of the Month for February 2017.

Nor’easter Update

As reported in the news media, the Jersey Shore took a battering from this Sunday’s/Monday’s Nor’ Easter.  As usual, Mantoloking was right in the thick of it.  Very high winds and a bit of rain hit our beaches hard.  The rock wall in the North and the revetment to the South are completely exposed (Except for the 6 most Southernmost homes).  Here are some pictures taken by the Mantoloking DPW this morning and a link to a video shot by Ed O’Malley. at Downer Avenue yesterday at high tide.
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This storm is a prime example of why beach replenishment is so desperately needed.  Our beaches were decimated by this Nor’ Easter— an engineered beach is the only way to mitigate the devastating damage of winter storms or a tropical storm/hurricane.  The project will hopefully begin in earnest for a good portion of the town this Spring.  The Borough continues to encourage the three property owners that have refused to sign their easements to reconsider.  If all easements are in place in the near future, we are hopeful that the DEP/Corps/Weeks Marine will be able to complete the full project in the Borough in one shot before the next hurricane season.
Councilman Chris Nelson

High Winds Expected – Please Prepare Accordingly

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the next few days. In preparation for those conditions, please secure all items that could “fly” in high winds, and create a hazard. This includes garbage cans, outdoor furniture, building materials, and similar items.

Beach Update

A quick update to Tuesday’s presentation: Rich and Leanne Tavoso signed the easement for their property on East avenue.  That leaves 3 easements left.  Hopefully, the 3 remaining sign and we can have the project completed for the entire town before toes hit the sand this summer. Thanks to the Tavoso’s for recognizing the criticality of getting this project done ASAP. – Councilman Nelson

Army Corps of Engineers Back Bays Flood Update

The Army Corps of Engineers recently published an update regarding their Back Bays Flooding Storm Risk Management program.