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Stretch along Maurice River in Cumberland becomes a living shoreline

Mix of logs, grass, mussels tested in bayside marsh

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Dale Gerhard

Workers from the Rutgers Haskins Shellfish Laboratory in Port Norris are planting marsh grasses along the Maurice River near the lab, for a living shoreline project to protect eroding shorelines. Monday July 8, 2013. (Dale Gerhard Photo/Press of Atlantic City)

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COMMERCIAL TOWNSHIP - A short stretch of marsh along the Maurice River is the latest New Jersey test site for a unique way of naturally reinforcing the shoreline.

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13 images

Dale Gerhard

Workers from the Rutgers Haskins Shellfish Laboratory in Port Norris are planting marsh grasses along the Maurice River near the lab, for a living shoreline project to protect eroding shorelines. Monday July 8, 2013. (Dale Gerhard Photo/Press of Atlantic City)