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The WPHA was founded to generate awareness of key issues surrounding the New Jersey pond.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors:


The U.S. Fish & Wildlife are still monitoring Wreck Pond and checking the fish passage, salinity, tides and temperature. They also will organize events at Wall High School and St. Catherine's school to educate the students about all aspects of Wreck Pond.

Dredging of Wreck Pond has been completed. There are plans to dredge Black Creek of 10,000 cubic yards of material. This will improve the fish passing and water quality. Permits will be submitted soon.

Spring Lake Borough is still working on the berm and living shore line design.

On March 24th, in the morning, there will be plantings on the dunes and around parking lot on Brown Ave. All are invited to come and help or cheer the volunteers.

We will keep you posted about when the next RSWMP meeting will take place.

Happy Spring !!!

WPHA Committee
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5 months ago

We closed the sluice gates very early this am (Monday). We don't expect a lot of rain but we wanted to protect against the northeast wind and tide from pushing into the pond and getting caught there. We hope the storm is less severe than forecast but we are not taking any chances.

-Jennifer Naughton

Stay warm and be safe.

WPHA Committee
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5 months ago

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

A meeting will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2017 in the Community Room of the Wall Twp. Municipal Building.

We hope you can attend.

Regards,

Wreck Pond Homeowners Association
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5 months ago

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

The construction of the second outfall pipe is finished. There will be an opening ceremony this coming Monday, November 21st, 2016, at 10:00 am at the site. All are welcome to attend.

The American Littoral Society will be monitoring the water levels, water quality, fish and velocity of the water for 5 years. Their grant does not include sediment measurements, but they may be able to look at the turbidity levels of the water going into and out of the pipe. The fish monitoring is finished for this year and will start up again spring 2017.

Dredging is still ongoing. They have completed 25% of the job. They have to be done by December 31, 2016, so they are working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day.

We are still waiting for results of the testing of the sediment from Black Creek.

In reference to the living shoreline and berm project, the plan is still in revision. An extension of the grant money for the pilot is needed, but work is still scheduled to start in spring 2017.

The Citizen Scientist program which has volunteers doing water testing and observations in the watershed has begun. Also the American Littoral Society is running educational programs with students from St. Catherine's School and local High Schools.

There will not be a meeting in December.

Turner Shell announced that he will be retiring next week. There are no words to thank Turner for all his patients, hard work and support for all the goals of the WPHA. Job well done!!!!

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

See you in January.

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance Committee
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9 months ago

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance updated their cover photo.

Beautiful Summer Afternoon on the Pond!
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10 months ago

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Update: Crane is in place and ready to install the rest of the 2nd outfall pipe. They are working in 40 foot sections, Deadline to finish is December 31st. The coffer dam has been installed.

Dredging west of 1st avenue is also in progress. it is estimated that 18,500 tons will be taken out. They are working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and we are hoping for good weather so that work can be finished before winter arrives.

If you go to Google Earth, you can see the different depths in the water of what has been taken out.

Results of the sediment from samples taken from Black Creek are going to be ready this week.

These results will determine the method and cost of dredging. Then permits have to get issued and funding approved to take about 10,000 cubic yards of sediment.

In reference to the Living shoreline and berm, a revised proposal is ready for review and approval, by among others, Spring Lake Council Members. We will be advised when the proposal will be presented to the general public. The application was withdrawn due to expiration but another permit will be issued. Work should start Spring 2017.

There might be a meeting In November. We will let you know.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween !!!

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance Committee.
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10 months ago

The US Army Corps of Engineers will be closing out the feasibility study. The study, funded by Sandy money, was focused on coastal flooding and is being stopped now that the second outfall pipe is imminent. They will be wrapping up the data and a report should be available to the public January 2016. They are also looking into the feasibility of a restoration study for Wreck Pond.

Dredging west of first Avenue will begin once the HUD grant is signed. The county expects the dredging to take 50 days and should start soon.

In reference to the second outfall pipe, it is anticipated that the contract will be awarded to Simpson and Brown. Construction is expected to begin early next month and be completed by March 2016.

The pilot project of the living shoreline/berm will be initiated in the Spring of 2016. This project will encompass about 900 feet of shoreline starting at the pump on Shore Road and heading west.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday November 18, 2015.

Have a Happy Halloween.

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance Committee
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2 years ago

DPW has been operating the gates on each tide cycle to control the levels of the Pond and it has been working. We will continue to monitor and open and close the gates as need. We have borrowed a gas powered drill that allows us to open and close all 6 gates in about 30 minutes. We will be purchasing a drill after the storm. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

Equipment for the dredging of Wreck Pond is on site.
Work has to be completed by December 31st.

Bids for the construction of the second outfall pipe are in. We are looking forward to seeing the start of this project early next month.

The report of the sediment sampling of Wreck Pond is available on the DEP website.

The Littoral Society has started their fish study and they will be doing it once a week until the end of October

The priorities for this year are dredging and the second pipe, and the living shoreline and berm will be the priorities for next year.
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2 years ago

Meeting Notes:

The construction of the second out fall pipe is planned to be out for bids next week. Tentatively bids would then be due by Mid September with construction expected to start in October.

The environmental assessment should be completed next week for the County’s partial dredging to enhance flow near the new pipe. Dredging is also expected to start in October. The environmental assessment report will be published in the Asbury Park Press for public comment.

Due to the amount of work activity, the Wreck Pond berm and living-shoreline will likely not be undertaken until next year.

Environmental 319 H Funding (exact amount not given) has been approved for restoration of the watershed west of Wreck Pond, and it could include project on Osborn Pond and other water bodies of the Wreck Pond watershed, which will help to hold water back after a storm and increase water quality.

Brian Dempsey, Spring Lake Borough Administrator, commented that the NJDEP grant received a couple of weeks ago for the construction of the 2nd pipe was possible in great part thanks to the amazing work done by all the agencies involved, working together with the many residents who attend the monthly meetings.

Next meeting will be September 16th at 3pm

Thank you.

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance Committee.
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2 years ago

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance with Governor Chris Christie at Spring Lake Fire Company #1.

Great day in Spring Lake today!!

Pictured below: Governor Christie and Mayor Naughton after announcing the grant awarded to Wreck Pond to construct the 2nd pipe and living shoreline.

We are all very happy and grateful to them and to everyone involved in this project.

Thank you very much.
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2 years ago

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