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Sand delivery restores beach where horseshoe crabs lay their eggs

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Dale Gerhard

Geologist Steve Hefner, right, from Stockton College Coastal Research Center, and Stockton graduate Nick VanWattingen, of Margate, take GPS readings and mark grading stakes Monday along Kimballs Beach. Beach restoration is being done along the Delaware Bay in Middle Township to restore vital horseshoe crab breeding habitat that was destroyed during Sandy. The work is the culmination of multiple groups and agencies fast-tracking the project in time to be ready for the horseshoe crabs and shorebirds by May.

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A line of cellphone cameras and digital camcorders greeted the first few dump trucks to deliver piles of sand Monday morning to a narrow and eroded stretch of Kimballs Beach on the Delaware Bay.

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Dale Gerhard

Geologist Steve Hefner, right, from Stockton College Coastal Research Center, and Stockton graduate Nick VanWattingen, of Margate, take GPS readings and mark grading stakes Monday along Kimballs Beach. Beach restoration is being done along the Delaware Bay in Middle Township to restore vital horseshoe crab breeding habitat that was destroyed during Sandy. The work is the culmination of multiple groups and agencies fast-tracking the project in time to be ready for the horseshoe crabs and shorebirds by May.