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Residents Updated on Living Shoreline

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By Rachel Rogish

WEST WILDWOOD – In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, in 2012, and Winter Storm Jonas, in 2016, borough officials began the process of creating a living shoreline – a natural reef to save the peninsula, infrastructure, and homes.
Christopher Ridings, former administrator, met with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and other state agencies, to move the project forward.
A natural reef system, off the beach area, would consist of oyster shells and other natural materials.
Officials said Nov. 6 that a property owner obtained legal counsel, and has not allowed access through their property; however, Mayor Christopher Fox said he was confident that the project would continue moving forward.

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