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Friday, June 30, 2017

Money set aside aids beach work

Advance $3 million allows corps to begin replenishment early

The beach replenishment program that keeps the ocean from washing over Ocean City has the money it needs to proceed a year early, even though the 2018 federal budget remains in the murky stage.

At a Monday morning press conference, Senators Ben Cardin (D- Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) stressed that getting the money for the program in advance is a solid investment for the state.

“I don’t have to tell you that the 2018 budget is very unclear at this point, so there’s no guarantee the budget will pass in time,” Cardin said while standing under the Boardwalk’s archway on North Division Street. “That’s why we had to advance $3 million to beach replenishment because it’s vitally important to Maryland. This is an incredible place and people love the beach.”

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