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House Committee Approves $8.4 Million for 2nd District Beach Replenishment & Construction Projects Beach Replenishment in Ocean City, Cape May and Cape May Point

Funded Under Annual Appropriations Bill U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) announced that the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved the Fiscal Year 2009 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill containing $8.4 million for local beach replenishment and construction projects in New Jersey's 2nd District. The bill now awaits action by the full House of Representatives. Within the appropriations bill, $3.5 million is provided for the replenishment of Ocean City's beaches. In addition, the bill provides $2.5 million for replenishment of the beaches from Cape May through Cape May Point.

Other local projects approved in the Energy and Water Development bill include: · $400,000 for reconstruction of the bulkhead along the north end of Atlantic City; · $1,596,000 for dredging of the New Jersey Intercoastal Waterway; · $67,000 for planned dredging of the Salem River; · $231,000 for dredging in the Cold Spring Inlet in Cape May; · $150,000 for on-going environmental restoration efforts at the Lower Cape May Meadows Project in West Cape May and Cape May Point.