Stone Harbor Point Project to Improve Habitat for Coastal Birds and
Increase Resiliency to Future Storms Set to Begin
The beach restoration phase of a habitat and coastal resiliency project on Stone Harbor Point is set to begin. The project will transfer sand from both onsite and offsite sources to construct elevated habitat areas for beach-nesting and migratory birds and enhance existing dune features to provide protection to the community from southerly approaching storms.
Access to Stone Harbor Point will be closed temporarily beginning Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. The affected access points will be posted.
The restoration is a collaborative project funded by the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Grant Program. New Jersey Audubon Society working in partnership with Niles and Associates, LLC., The Wetlands Institute, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the Borough of Stone Harbor.
New Jersey Audubon Press Release ~
Project updates and additional information can be found at:
NJ Audubon Society project site
The Wetlands Institute project website
Borough of Stone Harbor