Report: N.J. gets ‘F’ grade for coastal preservation

beach erosion at Jersey Shore

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey has spent more on beach replenishment than nearly every other state, yet is still falling short of preserving its coasts in the face of sea-level rise and extreme weather.

That’s according to California-based nonprofit the Surfrider Foundation, which gave New Jersey a failing grade for coastal preservation in its 2018 State of the Beach Report Card earlier this month.

Nearly half of the 30 states that were evaluated, including New Jersey, scored a D or F grade …

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