Together we can create a strong, resilient Long Beach Island!
Residents, visitors, and municipal officials living and working on the Long Beach Island barrier beach knew what impacts felt like before the term climate change became mainstream. These impacts are not from infrequent or forecasted storms; they are storms that have, and continue to, occur. Long Beach Township and the Boroughs of Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Surf City, Ship Bottom, and Harvey Cedars joined together to secure state funding for the Resilient LBI project.
The project is part of the Resilient NJ program managed by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to help the vulnerable communities adapt to climate impacts. The project will bring together members of the communities, and municipal officials and partners, with our project team of local ecological experts, national climate scientists, engineers, planners, specialists, and landscape architects to craft a resilience action plan. Every member of the LBI community is an expert to us and we need to hear from you to make the project a success! Please complete our brief survey so that we understand how you feel about this issue:
Click here for our survey! Please share this link with your friends and co-workers, and post it on your social media networks, because we want to hear from everyone!
You will be hearing from us again soon about workshops and other ways to stay involved. Actually, you may be hearing from us a lot over the next year and we can’t wait to get to know each other!
Keep an eye out for our website, it will be live soon!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions (Angela Andersen, Long Beach Township Sustainability Director; and Julie Conroy, Ramboll, Project Manager) at: ResilientLBI@dep.nj.gov