to my knowledge, no, there aren't any spots in my neck of the jersey woods that have been turned into unmanageable shore pound due to replenishment. BUT, southern nj has a different beach profile than northern jersey does. the beaches tend not to be as steep here, so even if the ACoE really ****s the bed on the sloping, it self-corrects relatively quickly.
i just think if you're going to oppose something, oppose it for valid reasons. the temporary "destruction" of something that is impermanent to begin w/ is not, IMO. the destruction of the intertidal ecosystem, on the other hand, IS. replenishment is a band aid, at best, & an ecologically destructive one to boot. like hard structures, it robs peter to pay paul. it's a foolish waste of money to replenish beaches, esp. if you're going to do it wrong like the ACoE tends to do.
please remember that i live on one of these islands. it has been my family's home for more than 3 generations & has been mine for 27 of my 33 years. i know it far better than most who live or move here as i've been surfing, sailing, paddling, swimming, walking, & running on it for that entire time. i know how the sand moves, where it goes & where it comes from. i have made it a point to study this & understand it.
my father & grandmother witnessed the destruction of the '62 storm first hand. i was 4 when gloria struck & 10 for the oct. '91 storm. i watched entire pieces of landscaping float down my street during sandy & we are NOT millionaires by any stretch of the imagination. we are, & have always been, solidly middle class. your constant generalizations of island-dwellers as "millionaires" is tiresome & wrong.
Middle class? I guess it depends on your definition. I don't define someone making over 150k a year as middle working class. And that income would not allow you to buy an average home on LBI anyway.
Millionaire= net worth of 1 million dollars. Let's be realistic of most nj beach property values and the fact that most are vacation homes built on a barrier island.
Average home price is 1.1 million on LBI
Now, if you're NOT a millionaire, then you have plenty of time to sell your house if you can't handle the ocean potentially destroying it. Plenty of demand. Or maybe you can hold up some signs and get petitions to build those offshore islands and turn NJ into a giant salt lake
Again what exactly are you arguing with me about? You're saying people shouldn't *****/complain when/before the army corps does a project to make sure it doesn't destroy the break(right sand grain ect). That's my issue with you. This is exactly what surfrider is all about. And they have had success in other areas before as have many other special interest groups.
I know of a spot or two right now that are alot better after the replenishment
you're really holding onto this notion that anyone who lives on one of the barrier islands must be a millionaire or come from money or some such. this is simply not true. middle class families can still afford homes here, it's just a matter of priorities. you take fewer square feet, but get to be w/in walking distance of the beach. & thing about not buying beachfront? less likelihood of the ocean washing away my home. only fools & tourists buy right on the beach. they could stop all beach replenishment & fortification tomorrow & my home wouldn't be in any danger for another 50-100 years.