Pallone says ‘living shorelines’ can help protect coastal towns from flooding

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS – In the battle against rising ocean levels, so-called living shorelines are a less expensive — and some say better — alternative to jetties, seawalls and other man-made barriers, a natural remedy that can be especially effective in helping bayside communities deal with coastal flooding.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone came to Keyport along the Raritan Bay to tout legislation he’s sponsoring that would make federal grants available to communities that tap the technology, which uses oyster beds, marshlands and beach grass to serve as a buffer to absorb incoming wave energy …

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