Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto joined Christopher P. Merkel, Public Health Officer/Coordinator and NY/NJ Baykeeper Greg Remaud to kickoff the Monmouth County boating season aboard The Royal Flush, the County Health Department owned and maintained pump boat that is operated by the Baykeeper.
The Royal Flush operates Fridays and Saturdays from May 18 to September 29, 2018, weather permitting. Approximate hours of operation are 8am to 4pm. Service is available in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers. The service is free of charge to recreational boaters and can be arranged by calling 732-890-6142 or by radio on VHF Chanel 9.
The service is for boats only and not area high school tracks.
LEONARDO — Past the gates and security checkpoints, down the miles of reinforced pier where train cars load ordnance aboard warships, beneath the waves and the watchful eye of the United States Navy, sit the world’s most heavily-guarded shellfish. For three years, the environmental group NY/NJ Baykeeper has been growing tankfuls of oysters at Naval Weapons… Read the rest of this entry »
Monmouth County will have a new 250 acre park in Aberdeen and Marlboro Townships, despite the fact that Port Authority of NY/NJ backed out of a commitment to fund $5 million to purchase 87.8 acres of the open space from a developer who had approvals to build 250 homes on the property.
Today, the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders approved funding the entire $10.6 million land purchase from Aberdeen/Wilson Associates, LLC through the County’s Open Space Trust Fund.
“The Port Authority appears to be unwilling to honor its commitment of sharing to fund a project that will preserve significant portions of the Matawan Creek watershed and eventually provide a 250-acre park,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County Park System. “The Port Authority’s offer to help move this deal forward appears to have been withdrawn. Fortunately, Monmouth County has an invaluable Open Space Trust Fund to finance the entire purchase.”
State Senator Joe Kyrillos praised the Freeholder Board, the NY/NJ Baykeeper and Aberdeen Township for making the park a reality and slammed Port Authority for backing out of the deal.