US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Delaware Bay Coastline, DE & NJ, Reeds Beach and Pierces Point, NJ

Published Nov. 26, 2012
Reeds Beach and Pierces Point are critical habitat for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Ecosystem Restoration project entails a one-time placement of sand to improve habitat.

Reeds Beach and Pierces Point are critical habitat for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Ecosystem Restoration project entails a one-time placement of sand to improve habitat.

The plan for the purpose of ecosystem restoration at Reeds Beach and Pierces Point is an 80-foot wide berm at an elevation of +5.5 feet NAVD over a project length of 6,800 feet.  The plan entails a one-time placement of sand for horseshoe crab and shorebird habitat.

The plan for the purpose of ecosystem restoration at Reeds Beach and Pierces Point is an 80-foot wide berm at an elevation of +5.5 feet NAVD over a project length of 6,800 feet. The plan entails a one-time placement of sand for horseshoe crab and shorebird habitat.

Reeds Beach and Pierces Point are critical habitat for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Ecosystem Restoration project entails a one-time placement of sand to improve habitat.

Reeds Beach and Pierces Point are critical habitat for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Ecosystem Restoration project entails a one-time placement of sand to improve habitat.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Ecosystem Restoration

AUTHORITY:  The Reeds Beach and Pierces Point project was authorized for construction by Title I, Section 101 (b) (6) of WRDA 1999.

LOCATION:  The project area is located within Middle Township, Cape May County along the Delaware Bay Coastline at Reeds Beach and Pierces Point, New Jersey.

DESCRIPTION: The plan for the purpose of ecosystem restoration at Reeds Beach and Pierces Point is an 80-foot wide berm at an elevation of +5.5 feet NAVD over a project length of 6,800 feet. The plan entails a one-time placement of sand for horseshoe crab and shorebird habitat.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project is to provide ecosystem restoration at Reeds Beach and Pierces Point, with a one-time placement of sand for horse-shoe crab and shorebird habitat. 

STATUS: In order to proceed, the Army Corps requires additional funding to support initial construction. The current initial construction costs need to be reviewed based on impacts from Hurricane Sandy to account for changed initial conditions based on the damages caused by the storm.

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

PROJECT MANAGER: Dwight Pakan