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‘Biggest of Its Kind’ — Living Shoreline Project to Save Barnegat Bay Beachfront

It’s hoped that steel cages, rocks, shells and 70 million juvenile oysters will finally turn the tide on the massive erosion threatening beaches and beachfront houses

ANDREW S. LEWIS / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – For the past eight years, the Highlands-based American Littoral Society and partner Stockton University, along with concerned community members, have been quietly bringing to life a living shoreline project on Barnegat Bay. When completed, according to the society’s Executive Director Tim Dillingham, it will be “the biggest of its kind going on in New Jersey, so far.”

In November, the first of 168 four-by-three-foot, rock-filled, steel-wire cages were dropped into the water off the Lacey Township community of Forked River Beach …