USACE Philadelphia District
Published Sept. 12, 2023
Expiration date: 10/12/2023

The applicant, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Office of Coastal Engineering (OCE), proposes to install four stone T-groins perpendicular to the shoreline, with sand fill in between, and temporary oyster sill bags to address shoreline erosion along Barnegat Bay at the Area 15 Launch Site in Island Beach State Park (IBSP) in Township of Berkeley, County of Ocean, New Jersey (39.8080712°, -74.0961062°). The project/fill area would extend 325 linear feet along the shoreline and extend up to 40 feet outward into Barnegat Bay. The total area of disturbance of the proposed project is 11,332 SF (.26 acre). The stated purpose of the project is to stabilize approximately 325 linear feet of eroded shoreline that is used to launch kayaks and canoes at the Area 15 Kayak and Canoe Launch Site in Island Beach State Park. More details are available in "Public Notice & Plan Details" document. Public comments are requested by October 12th, 2023.