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**MEDIA ADVISORY** Congressman Pallone to Visit Shark River Inlet Dredging Project

June 25, 2012
Press Release

 

BELMAR, NJ – Today, Monday, June 25, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) will visit the Shark River Inlet to highlight maintenance dredging that began there on June 20. The dredging is conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers to improve the safety and accessibility of the inlet. Funding for this project was included in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget at Congressman Pallone’s request.

Two areas of the Shark River Inlet are frequently affected by shoaling, which is when sediment builds up at the bottom of the river. During this dredging operation the Army Corps of Engineers will remove approximately 30,000 cubic yards of sand so it will be deep enough that boats will be able to safely utilize the inlet. 

Congressman Pallone will be joined at the event by local officials, and representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Recreational Fishing Alliance.

WHAT:

Visit to the Shark River Inlet to highlight ongoing dredging

WHO:

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06)
The Honorable Matt Doherty, Mayor of Belmar
William Young, Belmar Borough Administrator
Ed Wrocenski, Army Corps of Engineers  
Representatives from the Recreational Fishing Alliance

WHERE:

Entrance to the Shark River Inlet in Belmar 
Attendees will meet in front of the Belmar Fishing Club
100 Ocean Avenue
Belmar, NJ 07720

 

**NOTE—Due to inclement weather, the event may be moved in doors at the Belmar Fishing Club

WHEN:

Monday, June 25, 2012
12:00 PM

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Contact:
Ray Zaccaro
202-225-4671