The town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.
Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
The project will help open up the Captree State Park boat canal and bring about 520,000 cubic yards of sand to restore beaches at Robert Moses State Park.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.
Westchester County residents have complained for some time that the Saw Mill River is a major cause of flooding, especially after Hurricane Irene. Now something is being done about it.
New York City’s first waterfront plan in two decades envisions a metropolis where residents relax by fishing or biking in parks, kayak in the Hudson River, commute by ferry, and buy items that were brought to their neighborhood via barge.
General Electric Co. says it will go ahead with the second phase of PCB dredging in the Hudson River under terms laid out last week by federal environmental regulators.
General Electric must remove more PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River and will have to take better samples of the river bottom when it resumes dredging in the spring, the EPA said.