Senate Environment Committee To Meet On Beach Erosion

DOVER TOWNSHIP – On Friday, August 4th at 1:00 PM, the Senate Environment Committee will meet in the LMH Room of the Dover Township Municipal Building to hold a public hearing on beach erosion and fisheries management.

“The quality of our beaches and the lure of our recreational fishing are two of the premier gems in New Jersey’s tourism crown,” said Senator Bob Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chair of the Environment Committee. “The Jersey Shore is one of the Garden State’s major economic engines and a symbol of our State’s natural beauty. We need to go to the people who live there to find out how to provide strong stewardship and State support to keep our beaches and recreational fishing thriving.”

Senator Smith noted that representatives from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, local governments, academic institutions, and the fishing industry have been invited to testify to provide their expertise on the issues discussed.

WHO: Senate Environment Committee

WHAT: Hearing on Beach Replenishment and Fisheries Management

WHEN: Friday, August 4 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: LMH Room of the Dover Township Municipal Building, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ