New Jersey's 2010 Annual State of the Shore report, May 27

Stevens Professor Jon Miller, NJMSC/NJ to present eighth annual report in Sandy Hook

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - (Sandy Hook, NJ) - On Thursday, May 27th 2010, Dr. Jon Miller Coastal Process Specialist for the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant Program and Research Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology will present the 8th annual State of the Shore report on the condition state of NJ beaches, as we kick off the peak Jersey Shore tourism season. Speakers will include NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin,

The 2010 NJ: The State of the Shore Media Event will once again include the announcement of the winners of the hotly contested 2010 NJ Top Ten Beaches Survey.

Members of the media will have an opportunity to interview the speakers, beach survey award winners and scholarship recipients. It will also provide the media and guests with an opportunity to network with develop future sources for information about specific marine and coastal topics.

The press event, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/NJ Sea Grant will take place at The Sea Gull’s Nest, Parking Area D at Sandy Hook, NJ. Copies of the NJMSC Annual 2010 State of the Shore Report will be available as well as coastal press kits containing publications and resource materials developed specifically for the event.

PLEASE ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME SINCE YOU MAY

EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC DELAYS ON ROUTE 36 DUE

TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION AT THE HIGHLANDS BRIDGE WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE ENTRANCE OF SANDY HOOK

Directions to The Sea Gull’s Nest

Parking Lot Area D Sandy Hook, NJ

From New York (traveling South):

Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 11 (shore points) and then take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 117 (follow signs for Sandy Hook).

Bear left to Route 36 (Do NOT take Route 35!) Stay on 36 for 15 miles (about 25 minutes). You will see the Ocean and what’s left of the Highlands Bridge, currently under construction. As you go over the Highlands bridge bear left and follow sign onto Sandy Hook.

After you pass thru entrance toll plaza, continue 2 miles to Area D: It is the 3 rd parking lot on your right after you enter the park. It is a large parking lot with a large two-story structure. Sea Gulls’ Nest is atop the two-story structure.

Traveling North on Garden State Parkway (coming from South of Exit 105 on Parkway):

Take Parkway North to Exit 105 (Eatontown). Take Route 36 East for 5 miles to Ocean Blvd.

(1 Block West of the Ocean) Turn left (north) on Ocean Blvd. and continue for 10 miles. As you near the Highlands Bridge construction zone, stay straight and follow sign onto Sandy Hook. After you pass entrance toll plaza, continue 2 miles to Area D: It is the 3 rd parking lot on your right after you enter the park. It is a large parking lot with a large two-story structure. Sea Gulls’ Nest is atop the two-story structure.

From Points West of the Ocean

Take Route 18 South and exit at Eatontown/Route 36. Follow directions above under “B”.

OR

Take Route 520 East all the way thru Rumson and over the Sea Bright/Rumson Bridge.

After Bridge, turn left onto Ocean Avenue and head north for two miles. At you near bridge in Highlands, stay straight and follow the sign onto Sandy Hook.

After you pass entrance toll plaza, continue 2 miles to Area D: It is the 3 rd parking lot on your right after you enter the park. It is a large parking lot with a large two-story structure.

Sea Gulls’ Nest is atop the two-story structure.

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