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Help us Help the Diamond Back Terrapin Turtles

Help save the turtles! 

Take this quick 2-3 minute survey by Sunday, July 22nd to help researchers at The Wetlands Institute gain a better understanding of the public’s awareness of a new conservation effort being implemented in Stone Harbor this summer to reduce road mortality rates of diamondback terrapins. 

Results will be kept anonymous and used to improve these conservation strategies. 

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DXT8F3B    

 

Help us Help the Diamond Back Terrapin Turtles2018-07-09T15:02:05-05:00

Presentation 6/19/18 Council Work Session ~ Plastics in the Environment

A discussion on ordinance introduction to eliminate the use of polystyrene/plastic foam and single-use plastic products and other non-locally recyclable and non-properly compostable food packaging in order to protect the marine life and wild life of the surrounding waterways of Stone Harbor, maximize the operating life of landfills and lessen the economic and environmental costs of managing waste was completed at the June 19th, 2018 Council Work Session Meeting.

To View the presentation that was presented please click on the following link:

Plastics in the Environment_SH Council

Stone Harbor appreciates your efforts to keep our town “The Seashore at its Best” 

 

Presentation 6/19/18 Council Work Session ~ Plastics in the Environment2018-06-29T11:40:47-05:00

Release of Balloons ~ Prohibited in Stone Harbor

In an effort to protect the environment, particularly the wildlife, and the health, safety and well being of persons and property, the Borough of Stone Harbor Council has approved an Ordinance prohibiting the release of aerial luminary lanterns and helium balloons into the atmosphere.

A substantial fine will be imposed on any person, firm or corporation found to be in violation of the ordinance established.

To view the ordinance please click the link below:

Release of balloons. – Release of aerial luminary lanterns

This Ordinance was Adopted 9-5-2017 Ord. No. 1504 

Release of Balloons ~ Prohibited in Stone Harbor2018-06-15T10:32:02-05:00

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report/CCR

The Borough of Stone Harbor Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is designed to inform you about the quality water service we deliver to you every day.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

Please click the link below to view the 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report/CCR2018-04-30T15:31:20-05:00

New Jersey Coastal Coalition Promotes New Internet Program – “Tidal Flooding Talk”

Our Mission.

To build more resilient communities at the Jersey Shore by developing policies and practices that will anticipate future concerns and to create solutions to be shared by all participants.

Participants.

Currently we have the following active municipal participants: Atlantic City, Brigantine Beach, City of Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Margate City, Longport Borough, Linwood, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor Borough, Avalon Borough, City of North Wildwood, West Wildwood Borough, Upper Township, Cape May City, Cape May Point and Downe Township. Our associate participants are: The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Stockton University Coastal Research Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Montclair State University School of Conservation and the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Federal and State agencies that attend include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-Philadelphia District), the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT). And we partner with The Nature Conservancy on a variety of climate adaptation projects.

The Coalition has started a new Internet program called “Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)”. Hosted by Dan Skeldon and Palma Accardi, TFT is a weekly “Live Feed” that takes place on Facebook every Tuesday night at 7pm and focuses on flood mitigation. Sponsored by and held at The Irish Pub in Atlantic City, TFT has a guest each week and the show runs about 20-25 minutes or so. Both the “Live Feed” (Video) and a Podcast (Audio) are available (Archived) on the Coalition’s Facebook page, Website, YouTube and Instagram. Since February 20, 2018 guests have included Jim Eberwine, Meteorologist, Cathy Van Duyne, Van Duyne Builders, Dr. Amy Williams, Stevens Tech and Chris Huch, Tetra Tech.

Below you will find some of the links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tidal+flooding+talk.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/coastalcoalition/videos/?ref=page_internal

Very ambitious plans are in the works for TFT in 2018 which we believe is the only weekly show of its kind on the Internet that focuses on flood mitigation, the challenges we face and the solutions that are possible if we work together in a regional manner on this important issue.

 

 

 

New Jersey Coastal Coalition Promotes New Internet Program – “Tidal Flooding Talk”2018-04-03T15:41:06-05:00

US Army Corp Dredging of the NJ Intracoastal Waterway and Beneficial Use Project Begins

 

 

Barnegat Bay Dredging Company is under contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge shoals within the NJ Intracoastal Waterway (NJIWW).   On 17 February 2018,  the Dredge Fullerton  arrived in the Stone Harbor/Middle Township vicinity to dredge the NJIWW near Markers 419 to 421.  Dredging operations with sand placement on the Ring Island nesting bird habitat will be conducted for approximately one week.  The Wetlands Institute is working to monitor site conditions and habitat usage. Expected departure of the contractor from the site will be during the first week in March depending on project operations.  For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office (215-656-6515).

US Army Corp Dredging of the NJ Intracoastal Waterway and Beneficial Use Project Begins2018-02-20T15:05:08-05:00

Borough of Stone Harbor Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification

Sustainable Jersey representatives announced October 9th, 2017 that Stone Harbor has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification.  Stone Harbor is one of 72 towns that have attained certification in 2017 and was honored at the Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 14 in Atlantic City with Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour accepting the award.

“The Stone Harbor Go Green Committee under the guidance of Council President Karen Lane worked diligently to achieve the Bronze Certification in 2017” said Stone Harbor Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour. “The Mayor and Council recognize the need for sustainable initiatives to be implemented in order for our town to remain the “Seashore at its Best” and moving forward will continue to fully support Go Green.”

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Stone Harbor submitted documentation to show it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 150 action points. Stone Harbor achieved 270 points and successfully completed 5 of the 12 priority actions required. The Borough of Stone Harbor Green Team’s goal is to achieve Silver Certification (350 Points) before the final round of review is completed in December 2017.

“Sustainable Jersey is proud of the 72 New Jersey towns that achieved certification this year,” said Randy Solomon, director of Sustainable Jersey. “The 208 Sustainable Jersey certified towns demonstrate leadership and are a testament to how much we can accomplish toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey.” Certified towns excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency and health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources and advancing the arts. Collectively, the 445 participating Sustainable Jersey towns are a powerful force in New Jersey.

The Borough of Stone Harbor formed its own “Green Team” in 2012. The Go Green team main initiative, when first established, was to educate homeowners and visitors on the importance of water conservation. As the Borough of Stone Harbor moved forward with Sustainable Jersey Certification the Go Green Committee expanded our goals to include Recycling, Preservation of Natural Habitats, Energy Conservation, Energy Audits, Fleet Inventory audits and many more earth friendly initiatives.

About Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Currently, 79 percent or 445 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are participating in the municipal certification program and 279 school districts and 694 schools are participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program.

 

 

 

 

 

Borough of Stone Harbor Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification2017-11-22T20:37:48-05:00

Stone Harbor Police Announce Use of Body Cameras

Chief Thomas J. Schutta is pleased to announce Stone Harbor police officers will begin utilizing body worn cameras on patrol. Beginning Monday, November 13, 2017, officers will be equipped with WatchGuard wearable Body Cameras which function as a camera and DVR combination to collect video and audio evidence.

The Stone Harbor Police Department’s use of body worn cameras will follow the guidelines issued by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and the policies of the Stone Harbor Police Department.

The use of body worn cameras in conjunction with our current in-car cameras will assist officers in the collection of evidence and help document incidents in a transparent and objective manner.

 

Stone Harbor Police Announce Use of Body Cameras2017-11-09T18:00:23-05:00