A new project is the first of it's kind in the tri–state area.
Atlantic County began work on a wetlands mitigation bank on a 37 acre tract off of Somers Point Mays Landing Road.
The project was created to offset the environmental impacts of infrastructure projects such as road and bridge repair. The areas will be separated into three sections, a coastal wetlands area, a brackish water section, and a fresh water wetlands area.
"We're creating an environment in which wetlands plants and animals and things like that can thrive and survive. It's not just a land acquisition, its actually creating an environment where these organisms can grow," said supervising planner Robert D. Lindaw Jr.
County officials say there will be minimal impact to community residents, but add that motorists should expect slow trucks on the roadway.
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