Tens of millions of dollars pour into the state each year to fund beach replenishment efforts ..
“This project is unbelievably important to the town of Monmouth Beach. It helps with our resiliency…”
– David Stickle, Mayor | Monmouth Beach
“…we are doing it with the intent of preserving the economic usefulness of oceanfront properties that are being threatened by erosion and shoreline migration, sea-level rise and storm waves and so forth…That methodology (used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) is flawed because it uses property value to determine the benefits of nourishment and our belief is that our property values aren’t the correct way to assess the utilization or return on public funds. A better way of doing that is looking at what are the public benefits.”
– Andy Coburn, Associate Director for the Study of Developed Shorelines | Western Carolina State University