Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sand Dunes of The Jersey Shore

A series of big storms topped off by last summer's Hurricane Irene have damaged a lot of the NJ Shore Line.

Dune Stabilization projects are being conducted all along the shore. I took these photos in late August at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Monmouth County, NJ. The sign says the project was to be completed in April but I saw evidence that it is ongoing.













This NJ Shore Website has a lot of interesting information and links.



30 comments:

DJan said...

I remember learning about these stabilization projects years ago. Very interesting to see how it's done. Thanks for the information and pictures! :-)

Jay Simser said...

I can almost smell the ocean in your pictures. You are so fortunate to live near the water.

Akelamalu said...

That's interesting. Wish I lived near the sea. We went to Malibu on our latest trip and I want one of those beachfront houses!

Ron said...

VERY interesting, Dianne, because I knew nothing about stabilization. Which sounds so strange because I grew up most of my young adult life in Florida; 2 miles from the beach.

Great shots, dear lady!

Have a fabulous day, and I know you must be enjoying this cooler weather as much as I am :)

Lowell said...

All this looks not unlike our Florida beaches...it's a never-ending process putting sand back after Mother Nature claims it for the sea. That's especially true following a hurricane!

Expensive process!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

This process also occurs with the barrier islands and cheniers in the coastal region of Louisiana. As it is, we're losing our coastline.

Sylvia K said...

Great shots, Dianne! The clean-up after storms like hurricanes and tornadoes is such a huge job!! Our biggest problem in WA has been forest fires! All in all it's been a horrific year weather wise!! Enjoy your day and I hope you're having some good weather now!! Hugs to Hope and to you!!

I'm With Stupid said...

Where are all the hairy guidos and Snookis? The beaches are empty! ;-)

Jay

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Nice photos Diane! I love the shore!
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Mike said...

One storm takes away, the next one brings back.

Ivanhoe said...

Amazing what mother nature can do. I always respected her. Stay safe on the Jersey shore! ;)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

HermanTurnip said...

Being a surfer, seeing this sort of conservation really hits home. Makes me happy to see this sort of thing going on!

Cloudia said...

we just pumped a lot of sand back on Waikiki beach



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ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photographs, beautiful places. I am greeting

Indrani said...

Great sights captured. Very essential to do these projects.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful pictures of what Nature can do and where we have no control....It all looks pretty bad, doesn't? So much debris washed up on the beach...!

Loredana Donovan said...

The NJ Shore is very nice. Hope they finish cleaning up the debris by next summer. :) Some great shots you took, like an investigative photo journalist :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I didn't realize there was so much damage there -- hope the stabilization efforts are successful.

Gina Duarte said...

We often say here in The Valley that we have everything we want...except the ocean. Nice shore line there.

joeh said...

It's a never ending battle, but one worth fighting...LOVE THE SHORE!!

Daryl said...

made me think of Bobbie and her environmental posts .. thanks, Di xo

Rambling Woods said...

Yes this is like a Bobbie post...I wonder what they are planting in rows. This is so interesting and glad to see they are doing something.. Have a good weekend Dianne..hug Hope for me..Michelle

faye said...

Love beach shots...
always wonder why 'they' bother to post
signs with a completion date when the work always takes longer... obviously they don't get fined for delays.

Linda said...

New Jersey has sure taken more than its fair share of beatings from Mother Nature lately. Nice to see that the state is doing things to set the dunes right again.

After all, there's so much more to The Jersey Show than those idiots on that program that I never ever watched were on!

Katz Tales said...

It takes me back seeing these pics as I grew up in Holland. Dune fortification was part of growing up. Thanks for the memory relift!

missing moments said...

Amazing how the coastline can change over a storm or over the years.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad that the shore is being fortified there before more storms arrive. It was an unusual summer in so many ways, wasn't it?

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