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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ‑2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Ecosystem Restoration, Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (with Mitigation of  Federal Navigation Project)

AUTHORITY:  The Lower Cape May Meadows – Cape May Point project was authorized for construction by Title I, Section 101 (a) (25) of WRDA 1999.

LOCATION:  Along the southern Atlantic coast of New Jersey, extending approximately 2.5 miles to include Lower Cape May Meadows and the Borough of Cape May Point.

DESCRIPTION: Lower Cape May Meadows Project for the purposes of ecosystem restoration, hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction and navigation mitigation is approximately 350 acres in area containing Cape May Point State Park and the Nature Conservancy’s Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge. The Meadows consists of important coastal freshwater wetlands, which are vital resting areas for shorebirds and birds of prey during their seasonal migration along the Atlantic flyway. The project restores and protects fish and wildlife habitat and provides flood and storm damage reduction throughout the entire study area.  This project was completed on 15 June 2007.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides ecosystem restoration, hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction and navigation mitigation in an area containing Cape May Point State Park and the Nature Conservancy’s Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge. 

TIMELINE

Start

Complete

Comments

Initial Construction


Jun 2007

Beachfill

Initial Construction


Jun 2007

Environmental Restoration

Continue 2nd Periodic Nourishment Cycle

Dec 2010

Feb 2011


Complete 2nd Periodic Nourishment Cycle

Nov 2012

Jan 2013

Complete 3rd Periodic Nourishment Cycle

2016 

Winter 2017

 

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 28 July 2003     

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2054

PROJECT MANAGERDwight Pakan