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Wetlands board approves three shoreline projects

The Gloucester County Wetlands Board approved three shoreline improvement applications during a meeting June 8 in the colonial courthouse.

Harry Stokes received authorization to construct a 40’ x 10’ concrete boat ramp adjacent to property situated along the York River at 7242 Leigh Drive. In addition, Stokes was allowed to place three 48-foot low-profile timber groins with beach nourishment at the same location.

The board approved the application with revised drawings depicting revised location of downriver side groin to allow for the additional eight-foot spur and also depicting the other two groins extending back into the bank, said Linda Walthall, administrative coordinator for the Gloucester Environmental Programs Office.

Following a separate public hearing, the board approved the application of John Gillis to replace 45 linear feet of failing bulkhead with 45 linear feet of rock revetment adjacent to property situated along Back Creek at 7481 Quailfield Lane.

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