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Shark River Dredging Complete

  The New Jersey Department of Transportation officials recently announced the completion of three dredging projects, including the Shark River, to restore waterways in Monmouth County to navigable depths. Many of these channels in Shark River, Shrewsbury, and Keansburg had been shoaled in since Superstorm Sandy, limiting boating options, emergency response, and commercial vessel traffic in the area. These channels are now considered to be in a state of good repair for the 2018 boating season, and will provide access to enhanced recreational and economic activity for summer visitors and residents alike. NJDOT has invested $20.2 million on statewide dredging…

Shark River Coalition Will Tag Horseshoe Crabs

  Once again, the Shark River Cleanup Coalition will be partnering with the American Littoral Society, led by Capt. Al Modjeski, ALS Habitat Restoration Director, in the annual tagging of horseshoe crabs in and around the Shark River. The SRCC is in need of drills to attach the tags and is asking anyone who has a drill they would like to donate or bring to the horseshoe crabbing event to contact the group. A tentative schedule is attached below: Volunteers will first meet at Memorial Park in Neptune City (note change of meeting site from last year) for a quick…

Neptune to Purchase Tract in Shark River Hills

  By DON STINE Neptune officials approved the purchase of a 2.65-acre tract on S. Riverside Drive in the Shark River Hills section to preserve the property as open space. The township would like to acquire about 18 flood-prone properties along the Shark River under the state’s Blue Acres program. Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said this is the biggest tract on the site that is scheduled to become a park across from the Shark River. The property purchased by a $1.25 million bond ordinance at this week’s Township Committee meeting was zoned for nine single-family homes. The purchase price…

Breakfast with Santa in Shark River Hills

  Breakfast with Santa is being held at the Shark River Hills Fire House on Sat., Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Santa will be dressed and ready for pictures with the kids. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, assorted Danish and bagels, coffee, tea and juice. Adults are $10, kids three to 12 years old , $5 and children under 2 years old are free. For information call 732.425.5559. Also Santa Claus along with the Shark River Hills Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary and Santa’s Elves are running a holiday toy drive on Sat., Dec. 9. Santa Claus will deliver pre-wrapped gifts on…

Road Between Neptune and Wall to Close

  Schoolhouse Road, over Shark River, will close to traffic on or about Friday, Dec. 1 and remain closed for approximately seven months. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by the end of June. “Due to the significant deterioration of the bridge and the roadway alignment, the bridge must be replaced with a wider, longer structure,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The goal is to improve the overall safety of the traveling public in the area.” Schoolhouse Road will be open to local traffic only between Belmar Boulevard (County Route…

Longer Commute for Shark River Hills

  By DON STINE Many Neptune residents living in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune are finding it a little harder than usual to make their way home right now. A $3.5 million grant from the state Department of Transportation, which includes a $300,000 contribution from the county for utility changes and upgrades, is paying for a project that will upgrade the East End Avenue Bridge, crossing the western end of the Shark River. The bridge was recently closed and is expected to remain closed until almost Memorial Day. In the meantime it is creating some problems for residents…

In Neptune: Complaints Received About Speeding

  By DON STINE Speeding in Neptune’s Shark River Hills area and parked cars that are never moved in Ocean Grove were all issues raised recently at a Neptune Township Committee meeting. Dr. James Chenitz said he and other residents are concerned about speeding traffic on upper S. Riverside Drive in the Shark River Hils section of the township and said the governing body has been presented with a petition signed by about 60 residents asking that some action be taken. “There is a lack of police enforcement and there is daily speeding,” he said. He called the area “a…

Neptune to Request Modifications for Shark River Area

  By DON STINE Neptune officials scrapped plans this week to create a living shoreline on the Shark River, along South Riverside Drive, in the township’s Shark River Hills area and will instead focus to improve infrastructure in the same area. An ordinance putting funding in place for a $1.2 million project to install a living shoreline along sections of S. Riverside Dr. was” tabled indefinitely” at the Aug. 28 Township Committee meeting.  A “living shoreline” is a term used to define a number of shoreline protection options that allow for natural coastal processes through the strategic placement of plants,…

Shark River Hills Residents Will Rally for the River

  The Shark River Cleanup Coalition, along with some residents of Shark River Hills in Neptune, will hold a Rally for the River regarding the South Riverside Drive Flood Remediation Project Sun., Aug. 13. The rally will start with a march that starts at the bottom of Snake Hill. Marchers will gather at the bottom of Snake Hill at 11:30 a.m. The  march will proceed to Volunteer Park, where speakers and marchers will call for Neptune to delay any vote on a bond ordinance to finance this project until other entities/agencies have reviewed the need for this proposed project and its impact on…

Living Shoreline Encouraged Along Shark River

  By DON STINE Some Neptune residents living near South Riverside Drive in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune may get what they have been asking for- a living shoreline along the Shark River instead of bulkheads. An “armored dune” concept was presented to more than 100 people during a special meeting at the Shark River Hills Fire House July 25. The concept calls for a walkway along the existing grade next to the road, followed by a geotube core nearer to the water, followed by a marine mattress with marsh plantings at the water’s edge. “The baseline will…

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