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Stone Harbor Borough Council July 6 heard a report from the Public Works Department that some beaches had so little dry sand at high tide that access ramps for the handicapped couldn't be put in place. 

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A combination of environmental factors and continued overharvesting of female horseshoe crabs are threatening the Delaware Bay ecological system, as the number of red knots who stop there for critical food supplies plummeted this year.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the award of $20.7 million in grants to help municipalities and counties implement programs to clean up and reduce litter in communities across New Jersey.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores) announced May 17 the second phase of last year’s successful red knot migration study in collaboration with Wildlife Restoration Partnerships (WRP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Conservation efforts to protect terrapins by The Wetlands Institute (TWI), of Stone Harbor, and the Borough of Avalon seem to have been somewhat successful, according to officials, but road mortality and habitat destruction are persistent issues impacting local terrapin populations. 

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Cape May County Chamber of Commerce President Vicki Clark April 20 provided the organization’s position on offshore wind.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) March 29 announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Ocean Wind LLC (Ocean Wind).

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Visitors to nine Delaware Bay beaches May 7-June 7 may notice more volunteers protecting migrating shorebirds and horseshoe crabs to minimize disturbances during springwhen red knots try to fatten for their trek to the Arctic. 

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Personnel from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in assistance with interagency partners, are scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn on Cape May National Wildlife Refuge land between Jan. 21-23, depending on weather and site conditions.

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After a thorough assessment of the monarch butterfly’s status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has found that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted but precluded by work on higher-priority listing actions.

Gov. Phil Murphy Oct. 5 announced that the New Jersey Fish and Game Council has proposed changes to the state’s Game Code that would end bear hunting, in New Jersey, after 2020.

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As shore area restaurants and shops faced challenges through the summer of COVID-19, those in Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Cape May dealt with the added complication of local ordinances limiting the use of single-use plastics.