02 Sep *********CMC Herald*** County Towns Get $26M in FEMA Dollars
Dear West Wildwood Friends and Neighbors,
We’ve been talking about the Living Shoreline project for years and it looks like we’re finally on the road to realizing the dream! Thank you to all of the hard work put in by the mayor, commissioners and borough employees for picking up the ball and running with it. We truly appreciate your efforts.
Below is an abridged version of an article in the Cape May County Herald dated September 2, 2023 regarding FEMA grants for WWW Living Shoreline. Please read the entire article for context on the Herald’s website.
“Two projects were selected in West Wildwood, including a $1.9 million effort to construct a living shoreline planned along 26th Street and a $162,067 scoping study to evaluate various resiliency options in the community. The living shoreline project proposes a wave attenuation and flood protection effort to restore the marsh barrier along 26th Street based on living shoreline principles.
A total of 149 projects were selected in 28 states and the District of Columbia under the FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program. Projects selected for study funding are often later successful in winning construction and implementation grants.“
Happy Labor Day!
The CTWWW Advisory Council