Borough of Stone Harbor ~ Progress Report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives

Borough of Stone Harbor ~ Progress Report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives

Please click on the link below to view the detailed progress report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives that the Borough of Stone Harbor has chosen to pursue in the future to reduce the effects of hazards. Some of these initiatives may be previous actions carried forward for this plan update. These initiatives are dependent upon available funding (grants and local match availability) and may be modified or omitted at any time based on the occurrence of new hazard events and changes in municipal priorities. Both the four FEMA mitigation action categories and the six CRS mitigation action categories are listed in the table below to further demonstrate the wide-range of activities and mitigation measures selected.

Table A summarizes the comprehensive-range of specific mitigation initiatives.

Table B provides a summary of each action and the progress of all proposed mitigation initiatives for the Plan update.

Progress Report of Hazard Mitigation Initiatives

Borough of Stone Harbor ~ Progress Report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives2018-10-15T15:31:34+00:00

Stone Harbor Fall Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, October 20, 2018


Clean Ocean Action Fall Beach Sweep 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00am – 12:30pm

Please join the Clean Ocean Action, Borough of Stone Harbor, Stone Harbor Property Association and The Wetlands Institute by volunteering for the Fall Beach Sweep (or clean up!)  to help preserve Stone Harbor Beaches and Dunes!!

No Pre-registration is necessary!

All Volunteers should meet at the Beach Patrol headquarters, 95th Street and the Beach and are encouraged to bring gloves and dress appropriately for the weather.  Trash bags and trash pickers will be provided.

The Beach Sweeps events are more than people picking-up trash from beaches.  This program builds community support for solutions, as well as raises awareness about the negative impacts of litter on wildlife and the ocean.

Since 1985, over 115,800 volunteers have participated and removed over 5.9 million pieces of debris from New Jersey’s beaches and waterways.


Stone Harbor Fall Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, October 20, 20182018-10-09T13:57:28+00:00

NJDOT to Complete Mandated Safety Tests on Bridges

On Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th Cape May County Engineering consultants will be performing NJDOT mandated safety tests on the 96th Street Bridge (CR 657) and the Ocean Drive Bridge (CR 619).

These tests will require complete closure of the bridge to all vehicles and marine traffic for 15 minute intervals over a four (4) hour period from 9am to 1pm.

The specific test dates are as follows:

Tuesday, October 9th ~ Ocean Drive Bridge (aka “Free Bridge”)

Wednesday, October 10th ~ 96th Street Bridge

In addition, inspectors will also be at these locations on October 11th and October 12th performing other testing which may require brief bridge openings.


NJDOT to Complete Mandated Safety Tests on Bridges2018-10-01T11:30:46+00:00

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the “Recycle Coach” APP

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the “Recycle Coach” APP

Not sure what can be recycled?  When your trash and recycling days are?  Bulk Trash Pick-up day?

The Borough of Stone Harbor Public Works Department has launched “Recycle Coach”, a free app designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to Borough residents and visitors and engage the public in the principles of “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.”

Recycle Coach provides accurate, up-to-date information on Stone Harbor recycling schedules in a handy, user-friendly mobile format.

By simply typing in an item such as “batteries” the APP can provide your with information on how to properly dispose.

View the Details of this innovative project on the Borough website:

Borough of Stone Harbor Department of Public Works

Check out the new Recycle Coach for detailed  recycling information and a downloadable APP!

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the “Recycle Coach” APP2018-09-24T11:17:17+00:00

Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast

Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast

Please be alert when walking on our beautiful beaches and swimming in the ocean.

There have been sightings of Portoguese Man O’War along the New Jersey Coastline and beachgoers are advised to know what the species looks like and use caution when one is encountered.

The Portuguese man o’ war is not a jellyfish.

Amazingly, although it looks like a single animal, the Portuguese man o’ war is actually a colony of animals. The colony comprises several different types of genetically identical animals called zooids.

The Portuguese man o’ war is unable to physically propel itself through the water. Instead, the colony is moved around by winds, ocean currents and tides.

The Portuguese man o’ war’s venom is potent, and contact with its tentacles can cause severe pain and whip-like injuries. However the sting is rarely life-threatening.

If a Portuguese Man O’ War is encountered do not touch them as their sting remains potent even in dead colonies and detached tentacles. Be careful if you see one that has been washed up onto the beach!

Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast2018-09-21T10:29:30+00:00

Nun’s Beach Surfing Event Cancelled

Please be advised that due to Safety Concerns the “Nun’s Beach Surfing Contest” has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

The Contestant Shirts and staff shirts are available for pick up at the Garage from Saturday, September 15th on.

Dinner Auction will be held as scheduled.

Any questions regarding this event please call (609)368-5290

Nun’s Beach Surfing Event Cancelled2018-09-13T14:34:49+00:00

Update on Stone Harbor Beach Access

The Borough of Stone Harbor Public Works Department has worked hard to ensure that our beach crossovers are accessible and safe for all residents and visitors.

At this time all beach crossovers are Open!

Please enjoy our beautiful beaches!

Update on Stone Harbor Beach Access2018-09-13T11:57:44+00:00

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Borough of Stone Harbor is encouraging all to partake in the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies held throughout the county.

The Borough of Avalon will host a special September 11th remembrance ceremony to be held at the Borough’s September 11th Memorial located at 21st Street and Dune Drive.  The ceremony will include participation from organizations including American Legion Post #331 (Stone Harbor/Avalon) and a veterans organization that is hosting its quarterly leadership meeting in Avalon on the 17th anniversary of the terror attack on the United States.  The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 8:45am.

Please click the link below for more information: Borough of Avalon 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 2018

September 11, 2018 will mark the 17th Anniversary of this fateful event.

An official ceremony will not be held in Stone Harbor however all are welcome to visit the Freedom Park Memorial located at 96th Street & Seng Place to sit, remember and reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony2018-09-07T10:29:07+00:00

Off Season Residential Property Check Available to Homeowners


The Stone Harbor Police Department wants to ensure that all homeowners are aware that off season residential property checks are available.  Since the Borough of Stone Harbor is a seasonal resort the Police Department can routinely inspect the exterior of your property  to make sure that it is secure.

This is a “Free” service that the department offers to property owners.  Any homeowner interested in participating needs to complete the attached form and return.

Off Season Residential Property Check

The Police Department encourages all property owners who are interested in this service to return the completed form by October 15th, 2018.

Once the form is returned the Police Department is then aware that the property is vacant and will have up to date contact information in the event of an emergency.

If you should have any questions regarding this service please e-mail

Off Season Residential Property Check Available to Homeowners2018-08-31T14:45:13+00:00