USACE completes New Jersey dredging and marsh restoration works

Image: Gary Paul via USACE
Image: Gary Paul via USACE

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging recently completed a dredging and marsh restoration project near Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

Work that began in late November 2018 involved dredging sediment from the channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The dredged sand was placed on nesting bird habitat near Dung Thoroughfare. The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor assisted with site assessment and will continue to monitor site conditions and habitat usage.

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