Township of Ocean, Ocean County, New Jersey


RESILIENT NJ: TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Municipal Assistance Program

Join us for a Visioning and Project Kick-Off Meeting
Ocean Township is preparing a vulnerability assessment to identify how climate impacts will affect our community.

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Waretown Volunteer Fire Company #1, 117 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ

Project Background

The Resilient NJ Municipal Assistance Program supports municipalities in integrating climate change science into their planning and decision making, creating a future that is more resilient to the effects of extreme heat, sea level rise, coastal storms, extreme precipitation, and other impacts of climate change.

As more extreme weather occurs in New Jersey, the need to prepare for these events has become a priority. Municipalities like Ocean Township, located along the coastline, unfortunately are more likely to receive damage from these more frequent weather events including storm surge and localized flooding.

Ocean Township has addressed local storm recovery and resiliency issues for several years, such as through the preparation of a variety of plans and studies funded as part of the Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grant program, including the preparation of a Master Plan Reexamination Report addressing resiliency issues. The planning work completed as part of these efforts will help inform this work for the Municipal Assistance Program.

The outcome of this effort will be a list of resilience and adaptation action items for improved resiliency in the community aimed at reducing climate impacts, enhancing natural resources, and improving equity and justice within the community.

This work was made possible with financial assistance from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Coastal Management Program. For more information on the Resilient New Jersey Municipal Assistance Program visit: https://nj.gov/dep/bcrp/resilientnj/.