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Next Bulk Trash Pick Up Day ~ May 4th

The Borough of Stone Harbor Public Work Department would like to advise all residents that the next scheduled Bulk Trash Pick Up Day is  scheduled for :

Monday, May 4th.

 

The following dates are the remaining scheduled bulk trash pick up days for 2015:

Monday, September 21, 2015 and Monday, October 26, 2015.

Curbside placement of old furniture, appliances and “junk” should be done within 72 hours prior to these dates. Construction debris will not be removed.

BULK TRASH CANNOT BE SET OUT AT ANY OTHER TIME (RGO 5-7.2)

Please contact Department of Public Works @ (609)368-7311 with any questions regarding trash/bulk pick up.

Next Bulk Trash Pick Up Day ~ May 4th 2015-05-26T14:14:31+00:00

Winter Storm Warning Posted for Stone Harbor for Thurs, March 5th

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Stone Harbor for Thurs­day, March 5th. The warn­ing is in effect Wednes­day at 11pm through Thurs­day at 7pm. There is the like­li­hood of accu­mu­lat­ing snow for our com­mu­nity that could range any­where from four to nine inches of snow.

A win­ter storm is inch­ing closer to our region. In advance of the storm, tem­per­a­tures will be in the 40s dur­ing the day­time on Wednes­day before turn­ing colder at night. Rain asso­ci­ated with the approach­ing storm front is expected to change over to sleet and pos­si­bly freez­ing rain dur­ing the late night and early morn­ing hours. This pre­cip­i­ta­tion will even­tu­ally tran­si­tion into an all snow event on Thurs­day morn­ing towards day­break. Snow is expected to con­tinue through the morn­ing and part of the afternoon.

Snow­fall pre­dic­tions may change dur­ing this snow event. Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor this web­site for updates and poten­tial delays/cancellations, and con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updated fore­casts. Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving late Wednes­day night and through­out the day on Thurs­day into Thurs­day evening. Fol­low­ing this storm will be cold con­di­tions Thurs­day night and Fri­day with wind chills below zero before a warmup dur­ing the weekend.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Storm Warn­ing cour­tesy of the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Storm Warn­ing remains in effect from 11 PM this evening
to 7 PM EST Thursday…

* haz­ard types… a steady accu­mu­lat­ing snow, pos­si­bly heavy at
times, from late tonight into Thursday.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… the poten­tial for 5 to 9 inches.

* Tim­ing… rain will change to snow overnight and the snow will
con­tinue into Thursday.

* Impacts… wide­spread and sub­stan­tial impacts on travel are
expected for late tonight and Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This Win­ter Storm Warn­ing means that sig­nif­i­cant amounts of
snow are expected. The snow will make travel very haz­ardous or
impossible.

Winter Storm Warning Posted for Stone Harbor for Thurs, March 5th 2015-03-10T19:02:39+00:00

Special Meeting regarding Stone Harbor Point ~ Cancelled

Beach Vehicle Permit Holders Meeting has been cancelled

Please be advised that a meeting established by the Natural resource Committee along with the Wetlands Institute to review important issues at Stone harbor Point with all Beach Vehicle Permit holders has been cancelled due to the impending weather forecast.

The meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th will be rescheduled.  Once a new date and time are established all permit holders will be notified.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused and look forward to meeting with all Beach Vehicle Permit holders at a later date.

Special Meeting regarding Stone Harbor Point ~ Cancelled 2017-04-03T23:23:53+00:00

Winter Weather Advisory, Then Winter Storm Watch March 3rd-5th

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted both a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory and Win­ter Storm Watch for the Bor­ough of Stone Harbor. The Advi­sory is in effect until Tues­day, March 3rd at 10:00pm. The Win­ter Storm Watch begins late Wednes­day night, March 4th and extends until Thurs­day evening, March 5th.

On Tues­day evening, a mix of rain, sleet, and freez­ing rain has moved over our region. The mix­ture of win­ter pre­cip­i­ta­tion may cause slip­pery dri­ving con­di­tions Tues­day evening, along with slip­pery side­walks and other sur­faces. Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving on Tues­day evening.

Our next storm arrives on Wednes­day evening with a cold rain over our region that will even­tu­ally change to a snow event when colder air moves in. The cur­rent fore­cast calls for a snow event Thurs­day morn­ing into Thurs­day after­noon with accu­mu­lat­ing snow­fall likely. Dri­ving con­di­tions are expected to be dif­fi­cult on Thursday.

Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updates on the fore­cast as Thursday’s snow­fall amounts and the fore­cast are both sub­ject to change. Allow extra time for com­mut­ing this week.

Here are the updated advi­sories as posted by the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect until 10 PM EST this
evening…
… Win­ter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Wednes­day night
through Thurs­day evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for sleet and freez­ing rain… which is in effect
until 10 PM EST this evening.

* Haz­ard types… snow… sleet and freez­ing rain.

* Snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions… a coat­ing early this after­noon…
then 4 to 8 inches pos­si­ble Wednes­day night and Thurs­day. The
amount of snow accu­mu­la­tion Wednes­day night and Thurs­day will
depend on how quickly the rain changes to snow and if sleet
lasts longer dur­ing the transition.

* Ice accu­mu­la­tions… a light glaze through early this evening.

* Tim­ing… sleet will quickly change to freez­ing rain late this
after­noon and then rain by mid evening. Rain on Wednes­day
evening should change to snow… pos­si­bly heavy at times…
late Wednes­day night and con­tinue Thursday.

* Impacts… slip­pery con­di­tions on untreated sur­faces through
this evening. There is the poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant travel
impacts late Wednes­day night and Thursday.

* Tem­per­a­tures… low 30s… then ris­ing into the upper 30s late
this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Storm Watch means there is a poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant
snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions that may impact travel. Con­tinue to
mon­i­tor the lat­est forecasts.

A Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of snow… sleet… or
freez­ing rain will cause travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for
slip­pery roads and lim­ited vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while
driving.

Winter Weather Advisory, Then Winter Storm Watch March 3rd-5th 2017-04-03T23:23:53+00:00

STONE HARBOR BACK BAY DREDGE UPDATE

On February 24, 2015 Borough Consultant, Matthew Dalon of Ocean and Coastal Consultants, Inc.  submitted the NJDEP Tidelands Dredging License Application, the NJDEP Waterfront Development Permit Application as well as the USACE Philadelphia District Individual Permit for approval. To Review the applications click on the following links:

NJDEP Tidelands Dredging License Application Submittal

NJDEP Waterfront Application for Maintenance Dredging

USACE Individual Permit Application Submittal

 

STONE HARBOR BACK BAY DREDGE UPDATE 2015-07-02T23:41:35+00:00

Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday Night into Monday, March 2nd

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough of Stone Harbor for Sunday at 10pm through Monday at 4am. The advisory is for an approaching storm that could bring a wintry mix of precipitation to our area including light snow, sleet and freezing rain. The storm is expected to impact areas primarily north of Philadelphia with heavier snow but a wintry mix will fall overnight into early Monday morning for our community, according to the current forecast. Please exercise caution while driving early Monday morning through the morning commute.

Here is the text of the Winter Weather Advisory posted by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10 am Sunday to 4 am
EST Monday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Which is in effect from 10 am Sunday to 4 am EST Monday.

* Hazard types… a wintry mix of precipitation.

* Ice accumulation… up to one tenth of an inch.

* Snow accumulations… up to 1 inch.

* Timing… a wintry mix of precipitation should overspread the
region Sunday afternoon. The precipitation should transition
more to freezing rain late Sunday afternoon and evening before
probably changing to plain rain Sunday night.

* Impacts… expect all untreated surfaces to become slippery and
hazardous. Expect travel delays.

* Temperatures… rising from the upper 20s to the lower 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
a Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain… snow
or sleet will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery
roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while driving.
Please give yourself plenty of distance between yourself and
all vehicles around you. Also give yourself extra time to reach
your destination.

Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday Night into Monday, March 2nd 2015-03-10T19:02:52+00:00

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary ~ Update

Holly Path Trail Seasonal Closure Begins March 1 to Protect Roosting Herons

Holly Path Trail will be closed for the season beginning March 1.  The path is closed to the public to minimize disturbance for sensitive bird species.  The bird sanctuary restoration program is working to create suitable habitat to encourage the return of herons and egrets to the rookery. A key component of this effort is the elimination of disturbance to create welcoming and suitable habitat.

Docent-led tours will be conducted in the Sanctuary from Egret Espy Trail (144th St and 2nd Ave) beginning Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the summer.  The area around Paul’s Pond can be viewed remotely via a live heron cam accessible from the Sanctuary website.

Last year was the first year that the trail was seasonally closed since the trail was constructed.  We are pleased to report that large numbers of Black-crowned Night Heron moved into the area near Paul’s Pond and were seen roosting throughout the summer.  Great Egrets, Green Herons and a host of songbirds were active in the area as well.  This increased usage of the habitat by target restoration species is encouraging and disturbance management is seen as an important effort in bringing the birds back.

Another critical component of the restoration program is related to managing invasive and aggressive vines that are strangling the native trees and creating unsuitable habitat for herons and egrets.  Vine growth can be seen smothering trees throughout the Sanctuary – especially along the sunlit property borders.  Last fall and winter, several areas of unwanted vegetation was cleared from the sanctuary.  The work is most clearly visible along 113th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves.  The underbrush clearing removed non-native and or aggressive vines.  Vines were also cut about 5 feet above the ground to allow for the trees to leaf out and grow this year for the first time in several years.  Effective management of invasive and aggressive vegetation is a multi-year iterative process.  We expect that much of the understory will regrow quickly and need successive clearing events to rob the vines of energy to grow.  In the interim, the trees have been rescued and a focus of work will be to maintain a clear forest canopy while the understory recovers to desirable native vegetation that supports the sanctuary wildlife.

Work will continue this spring and summer with a focus on restoring and enhancing the gardens to support wildlife through the use of native plants. Several gardens around the pump house will be cleared of heavy weed infestation and replanted.

The vegetation management plan for the Sanctuary can be found on the website.  We will post updates and progress reports periodically.  Thank you for supporting the work to restore the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary.  Questions or comments can be directed to info@stoneharborsanctuary.org.

 

 

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary ~ Update 2017-04-03T23:23:53+00:00

Winter Weather Advisory for Light Snow Feb. 25th-26th

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect from Wednesday, February 25th at 10pm until Thursday, February 26th at 1:00pm. The potential exists for between two to four inches of snow from this storm.

A storm system in the southern states will slowly move up the eastern seaboard of the United States during the overnight hours. The storm is expected to bring some light snow to the area during the overnight hours, with the potential for a steadier snowfall during Thursday morning’s commute. Winds will pick up on Thursday morning with gusts to 35mph out of the north. The current forecast from the National Weather Service indicates the probability of snowfall through the late morning hours on Thursday. Snowfall amounts may vary between communities. The likelihood of higher snowfall exists in parts of Delaware and southern Cape May County.

Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets. Exercise caution while driving on Thursday morning, and give yourself extra time for your commute. If you have any emergency, please dial 911.

Here is the text of the Winter Weather Advisory posted by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to
1 PM EST Thursday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 1 PM EST Thursday.

* Accumulations… snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches with locally
higher amounts in the lower Maryland Eastern Shore.

* Hazard types… snow.

* Timing… snow develops late tonight before tapering off late
Thursday morning.

* Impacts… roads will likely be snow covered and slippery during
the Thursday morning commute.

* Winds… north to northeast at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25
mph.

* Temperatures… mainly in the lower to mid 20s while its
snowing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause
travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
visibilities… and use caution while driving. Give yourself
some extra time to reach your destination.

Winter Weather Advisory for Light Snow Feb. 25th-26th 2015-02-28T22:06:04+00:00