Christie announces $20M for future health of Barnegat Bay

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Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

KEVIN SHEA / NJ.COM – Gov. Chris Christie announced $20 million in grants Wednesday to county and local governments, and environmental nonprofits, for continued cleanup and restoration of the Barnegat Bay.

Christie made the announcement, along with other environmental measures for the bay, at Cattus Island, an Ocean County park on the west side of the 42-mile body of water that runs parallel to the ocean along a major stretch of the Jersey Shore.

The program is phase II, building on the first phase, announced in 2010, by Christie and the state Department of Environmental Protection. The governor said the years of work since then have provided researchers and scientist with an abundance of science that will now be put into action …

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