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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    Why don't they continue to build the dunes up instead of out?
    Some places are. One of my main spots that got hit pretty hard during Sandy has dune replenishment going on right now...and aside from the usual fences around the dunes to keep ppl off they have all these fences(little rickity wood picket deals) coming off the dune perpendicular(w/ slight angle)...as far as the cars for volume, not sure, but I have read where they use old Christmas trees to ass bulk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I have read where they use old Christmas trees
    Yup-that's what they did and are doing again in my town. Its takes a while... but it works. our dunes where like 10 to 15ft after 10yrs... but starts slow...

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    a true dune ecosystem like as seen in island beach state park or Avalon NJ would decrease tax revenue as the whole beach block would have to be trees and dunes, this would save all the slightly inland houses on the next block in and maybe drive tax revenue up on those homes as the houses would be worth more since they wouldn't be taking a giant reaming every storm.

    go to google maps and type in avalon nj (32-58th street)to see what 'real dunes' should look like.....some woods by the beach....

    there is a book called the NJ shore by Cunningham, its out of print, but it says wildwood NJ used to be a dense forest filled with giant trees 100 feet high.....and now....uuggghhhhh

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    Dune replenishment is not as sexy as a dredge and fill project, and the decision makers ( municipal, state, and federal) have vested interests (Cayman Island bank accounts) in continuing these publicly funded boondoggles.

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    Dude I love the looks of a proper dune setup, complete w/ the scrubby pines mixed in behind the dunes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Dude I love the looks of a proper dune setup, complete w/ the scrubby pines mixed in behind the dunes...

    also great place for DL bat hits instead of the 'towel over the head' that is such a dead giveaway.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeItStop View Post
    also great place for DL bat hits instead of the 'towel over the head' that is such a dead giveaway.....
    YES! Perfect scenery for it too

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    Beach erosion is 100% natural. How NJ deals with it is unnatural.
    The cheap and logical solution is to buy out damaged properties, clean up the mess, and never rebuild beyond that damage line. People who own ocean front property should be well aware they can loose their property and receive a determined gov. pay out when and if it happens.
    In NJ we are spending billions on these silly push around the sand/fight the ocean projects to coddle an extremely tiny fraction of NJ/NY citizens. I would say about 95% of these homes are vacant 9 months out of the year. I can't be too far off on that. This is mind blowing to me, but what gov moves aren't mind blowing these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Some places are. One of my main spots that got hit pretty hard during Sandy has dune replenishment going on right now...and aside from the usual fences around the dunes to keep ppl off they have all these fences(little rickity wood picket deals) coming off the dune perpendicular(w/ slight angle)...as far as the cars for volume, not sure, but I have read where they use old Christmas trees to ass bulk...
    Yeah i think I was thinking of christmas tree's... Regardless. Dredging sucks. Wah!

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    I agree 100% man, and I honestly get nervous for you Jersey guys when these threads pop up...maybe they should cancel the replenishment and w/ the money saved fix the damn buoys that are down.


    ***meant to say 'add bulk' in previous post, not 'ass bulk'...