Monday, June 23, 2014

Post-Sandy NJ Beach Replenishment

One of my favorite places to sit and soak up some sun is the beach at Long Branch at Pier Village. Visited the beach last week and I noticed some changes in both the color and contours of the beach. The sand nearest the boardwalk is dark in color with lots of shells while the sand down near the water is lighter and has few shells.
This peaked my interest so I went online to see if the Army Corps of Engineers were working on replenishing the sand on the beaches.
I was somewhat surprised to learn that they have been working on replenishing the sand on the beaches for some time.
Have not done any detecting on the Long Branch beach yet, but I am curious if the sand that they pumped onto the beach has any new goodies for us to find?

This is a link to an old article about the projects
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/spring_lake_belmar_next_in_line_for_post-sandy_beach_replenishment.html

    Pictures taken at Long Branch June 18, 2014


Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Lost My Stuff Group

While the name sounds a little odd this group helps search for lost items


Statement of purpose on their website We are a group of volunteer metal detectorists who have joined together to do just that!
We don't charge a fee for our services, nor do we expect a reward when we're successful. Our only goal is to help people in need, because we all believe it's just the right thing to do.
If you've lost something and would like one of our volunteers to help you search for it, just send us a Lost Item Report by completing the form on our Report a Lost Item Page.
Upon receiving your Lost Item Report, we'll forward your report to our volunteers and if any of them are near your location and can help, they'll email or telephone you to discuss how to best proceed.